Aug 10 Tuesday.

Found rooms for friends in the village. Recovered my cigarette case at police-station: reward of 5/-1 went to ×××× [indecipherable] a poor woman with unemployed husband.
12 pp [pages] of Ch [Chapter] V Belisarius. (Eyestrain from Classical dictionaries). A long hunt after rabbits, walk with Laura to hairdresser, planet golf with Harry & L & Karl.
Laura working with Harry on Letters. She said: 'I have just seen our washerwoman. She is old and fat and...pretty'
Met Evans of Heinemann's at the Bull's Head: he recognized me first, after about eight years.

Editorial Notes

15 shillings eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Bull's Head

    Ewhurst, Surrey, England
    pub near Highcroft eds.

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)
  • 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.
  • Evans

    Evans, C.S.
    director of Heinemann's KG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Walter Heinemann Ltd.

    publisher eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura