Nov 6 Saturday

Very cold, very damp: we are now sending change of address notifications.
Went over yesterday's stuff & wrote 18 more pp [pages], finishing ch [chapter] XVIII at 1 o clock in the morning.
El frio consigue: hemos hecho las cuentas y toman mal que tienen de pagar tanto: aunque hemos dado tanto, libre, a ellos.1
Alan & Beryl came. Alan, Alix Harry & I played an 'American' marble tournament which I won surprisingly by 6 moves to Harry's 2, Alan's 1[RG], Alix's 0, A[RG]
Mr. Neale died at Islip.

Editorial Notes

1 "The coldness continues: we did accounts and they're upset at having to pay so much: even though we let them off so much" KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Islip

    Islip, Oxfordshire, England
    small village where Graves and Nancy Nicholson rented, then owned, a cottage named "The World's End" R.P.G.

People Mentioned

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Mr. Neill

    Neill, Mr.
    insurance agent [with Scottish Provident Insurance Company?] eds.