Nov 17 Wednesday

Putting things away and rearranging furniture.
2 pp [pages] Belisarius Ch [Chapter] XX
In all day: Laura went to buy a cupboard at Heal's.
In evening, lateish, David came & told us about Nancy's fainting in bath (pontine haemorrhage1) & being given up by 2 doctors: five days unconscious. Now better, & contemplating a move to Devon, selling Poulk.
David very responsible & clear-headed. He went back by taxi at 1 o clock.
Jenny: more hard luck stories over phone.

Editorial Notes

1a type of brain haemmorhage eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Devon

    Devon, England
  • Poulk

    Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
    Nancy Nicholson (R.G.'s ex-wife)'s home, where she and Geoffrey Phibbs founded Poulk Press. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Nancy

    Nicholson, Nancy
    (1899-1977) First wife of Robert Graves; married 1918, separated 1927, divorced 1949. eds.
  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Heal's London

    London department store eds.


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