July 13 Tuesday.

Heavy weather: rearranged files & folders.
Reading Birth of Middle Ages1 which came.
Laura going over Ch [Chapter] 6 of Swiss Ghost.
Still weak on legs.
Korda rang up & wants to give me £200 for film rights of Lawrence book.
Kitten called Celia & has settled down at once.
Harry now beats me at our marble game every time: studies each move for 5 minutes, which bores me.
We go in the evenings for a drink at the 'Crown'.

Editorial Notes

1 The Birth of the Middle Ages, 395-814 by Henri St. Lawrence Beaufort Moss. London: H. Milford, 1935. eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Crown

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    a village pub? eds.; RPG 279

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938