Nov Monday.

Laura lazy in bed & phoning. I went to look up the Hammersmith Road Post Master who calls me 'Robert' still.
Work on Belisarius specimen chapters. Rain.
To Café Royal lunch with Honor Norman Alan.
Alan went to Bruce Richmond about Auden article with (possibly) success.
Laura & I went shopping for her – a suit, stockings, gloves
Got presents for Maisie's birthday – a carved ivory pinchbeck backed brooch 7/6[RG]1; & a blue & silver French box. 10/-. For Beryl a green paste ring 7/6.[RG] For Laura a pair of Georgian garnet hoop-earrings £3 & 12 silver buttons (6 for Honor) 7/6. Joints of Meat picture 3 d 2. & Hester Bateman spoon 3/-.[RG] Supper at Tannies with Honor, Tanny, Laura, [sic: Honor] pie, chocolate mousse, claret.

Editorial Notes

17 shillings, sixpence eds.
2three pence eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Café Royal

    London, England
    A restaurant frequented by R.G. and L.R. when they were living in London, between 1936 and 1938. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Graves, Robert
    [1st person]. (1895-1985). Poet, novelist, essayist, critic, and author of his diary. eds.
  • 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).
  • Norman Cameron

    Cameron, Norman
    Poet. Built Can Torrent in 1932-1933. W.G.; m. to Elfriede, then to Catherine Vandervelde; friend and contributor to LR and RG's work eds.
  • Alan

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

    Richmond, Bruce
    (1871-1964), journal editor; editor of Times Literary Supplement KG
  • Auden

    Auden, W.H.
    British poet (1907-1973). R.G. disliked. eds
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Tanny Brown

    Brown, Tanny
    a painter, ex-husband of Maisie Sommerville KG; father of Maisie's son Timothy Brown eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Hester Bateman

    Hester Bateman
    brand name silversmith eds.


    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21