Nov 13 Saturday

A little work on Belisarius but packing most of the day: now practically done. In intervals played four in hand marbles, with Harry, Alix, Alan.
Alice & her husband came to say a tedious goodbye.
In car to Shere with Harry Alan Alix Laura & there had tea & bought a pierglass for 37/61 & a 6d2 mahogany frame for the 'Different Joints' picture. Also Lucullus a Teddy bear for Solace3.[RG]
To bed early.
Ring4 found on a turnip leaf in the garden.

Editorial Notes

137 shillings, sixpence eds.
2sixpence eds.
3Graves' cat eds.
4 Harry's KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Shere

    Shere, Surrey, England

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
  • 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)
  • Alice Mace

    Mace, Alice
    maid at Ewhurst, 1937 eds.


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