July 16 Friday

No Alice Mace: who has a cough. Toothache.
10 more pp [pages] of Ghost.
Beryl has come to stay with Alan.
Golf ball duels on lawn and in the evening thread1 duels on the purple carpet.
Reading Procopius2.
L. not sleeping well again.
'Agreement in principle' on British non-intervention scheme.

Editorial Notes

1blown KG; see RPG 278-9 eds.
2i.e.The Secret History of Procopius by Procopius, of Caesarea. New York: Covici Fiede, 1934. eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

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

    Pritchard, Beryl
    daughter of Harry and Amy Pritchard, R.G.'s second wife. Formerly married to Alan Hodge. Robert and Beryl had four children: William, Lucia, Juan and Tomas. eds
  • Alice Mace

    Mace, Alice
    maid at Ewhurst, 1937 eds.


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22