May 21 Friday.

An article on Int. Letter in last week's Spectator by Dorothy Sayers1; Laura wrote a letter2 demanding an apology for infringement of copyright. Sent it to Harry to deliver personally.
Very nice letters from Alan, David Reeves[RG]; and Honor about Maisie.
Boil has started up again the last few days – no sun, I suppose.
Spanish news bad. Munguia burned, apparently by German flyers.

Editorial Notes

2 Response eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Mungia

    Mungia, Basque, Spain

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Sayers, Dorothy
    (1893-1957) scholar and writer with the Spectator who criticised LR's writing in The World and Ourselves eds.
  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • David Reeves

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Collected Poems [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd
    • Idno: A48
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Letter on International Affairs
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Chatto & Windus
    • Publisher: London
    • BiblScope: 15-19
    • Idno: A36
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Spectator
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: F.C. Westley
    • Date: 1828-
    • Title: Ink of Poppies [article about LR's Letter on Int'l Affairs]
    • Title: Spectator
    • Author: Sayers, Dorothy
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 897-898
    • Idno: C24
    • Date: 1937-05-14
    • Title: Ink of Poppies [Response to article of same name by Dorothy L. Sayers]
    • Title: Spectator
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • BiblScope: 1148
    • Idno: C24
    • Date: 1937-06-18