Thursday Dec 17th

Proofs of Trojan Ending. Injection.
Audrey ×××× [crossed out] Beecham restless, nice girl: long talk with Laura
In afternoon saw Jenny, who gave ×××× [indecipherable] specimen pages of her play for us to read.
Refugee contract: no mention of L., so L wrote to K.
Tea with Sally at 5 Hereford Square. Discussion of history: ×××× [indecipherable] history[RG] as morality, and repetitive morality.
Harry & Alix: Came at 9 stayed till [until] 12.15. Laura feeling bad with mild flu. I took aconite & staved off a flu feeling too.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Hereford Square

    Kensington & Chelsea, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

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

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

    Graves, Sally
    R.G.'s niece. Daughter of his half-brother Philip. KG
  • Harry Kemp

    Kemp, Harry
    Poet. Met Graves and Riding through James Reeves in August 1936, just after their arrival in England. In their previous correspondence, Riding had been intrigued by his falling-out with Communism. He became associated with their circle, collaborating on various projects. (RPG 248-49)
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.
  • Audrey Beecham

    Beecham, Audrey
    friend of Alan Hodge KG
  • Alix Kemp

    Kemp, Alix
    Married to poet Harry Kemp. The couple shared a house with Graves and Riding in Ewhurst, Surrey (1937). eds (RPG 277); also referred to as Frau Eierman by RG eds. see Diary August 30, 1936


    • Title: Refugee Scenario [working title of a screenplay for Korda]
    • Author: Graves Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936-11
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937