Sept 28 Tuesday

Yesterday's queerness continued until the early morning: two bats got into Harry's room & mine, ×××× [indecipherable] Solace had a lover, ×××× [indecipherable] everyone woke up at 3 & we drank heather-wine in Laura's bedroom & talked, I showed Laura how to deal directly with burglars, Laura ×××× [indecipherable] advised me to change the outlook of Belisarius from Antonina to a eunuch, Alix's father died at Nürnberg.
11 pp [pages] Belisarius (end of Ch [Chapter] XI beginning of XII) letters, walk to Cranleigh & back in the car with Harry & Alix after a haircut.
Revising Belisarius to change authorship.
Marie decided to stay, after a sensible talk with Laura.
Laura doing letters: working with Harry: a poem.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Cranleigh

    Cranleigh, Surrey, England
    town closest to Ewhurst KG
  • Nuremberg

    N㉎berg, Germany

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)
  • Marie

    Goldschmidt, Marie
    Karl Goldschmidt's first wife. RPG 280-81. The couple met when Marie was employed as domestic help at Ewhurst (summer 1937). eds.
  • 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: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21