Thursday Nov 5

* Tom & Julie's last day.
To Constable's with Laura to talk about specimen page of Trojan Ending for which L is writing preface.
Lunch at PradaMrs Lloyd, John John's brother, Lucie, Tom, Julie, Karl, Gordon, Honor, Laura myself. Rested in afternoon. Pallas money came.
Supper with Tom, Julie, Karl, L & I at flat. Tom &[RG] Julie likes[RG] Honor best of new friends. (Gordon has plumped himself miserably at Arkesden).
To Dorchester L, Tom, Julie, & Maisie & I to see Jenny dance. Show much slicker. Jenny did an acrobatic show[RG] turn[RG] we hadn't seen before. [sic: ..] Laura wearing white gold-brocaded jacket, red velvet skirt, red & gold ×××× [indecipherable] cap, gold chain, black mantilla. Two[RG] Three[RG] bottles of champagne. excellent food including foie gras on chicken. Sent note round to Jenny by page signed 'Father'. She replied as opposite. Goodbye to Tom & Julie in taxi at 3. am.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Prada's

    Euston Rd., London, England
    a favorite haunt of the Graves' RPG
  • Dorchester Hotel

    London, England
    Hotel where Jenny Graves performed eds.
  • Arkesden

    Essex, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Maisie

    Sommerville, Maisie
    Head of BBC Education broadcasting department. Friend of R.G. and L.R. Arranged accomodation for them when they returned to London as exiles. W.G., eds.
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Julie

    Matthews, Julie
    Tom Matthews' wife. WG
  • Tom

    Matthews, T.S.(Tom)
    American journalist. Took sabbatical from TIME and arrived in Deyá in 1930. Involved from then on with L.R. and R.G. WG
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 eds.
  • Lucie

    Brown, Lucie
    Married artist John Aldridge. eds.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Mrs. Lloyd

    Lloyd, Mrs.
    John Aldridge's mother from whom RG and LR let a flat in Marlborough House at 25, Osnaburgh Street, not far from Regent's Park RPG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Constable & Co., Ltd.

    Constable Publishers. Arranged with them to print and distribute Seizin Press Epilogue and books. WG


    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937