Dec 12 Sunday.

Still going over that chapter & adding to it and to earlier ones.
Walk to Swiss Cottage1 & back in morning
Laura stayed in bed until 2 o'clock.
Mary Lucy for her goodbye, also Nan & Wilfred to discuss John Lucy. Decided to get a Catholic priest to make him make peace with the Church.
Walk with Laura to Kilburn2 ×××× [indecipherable] just before supper.
Wrote a number of letters.
Head & stomach all day.
Laura wrote about 15 letters too.
Went over more Year of Damage.
Sinking of Panay by Japanese.

Editorial Notes

2Brent eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • St. John's Wood

    Westminster, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Lucy, Mary
    Visited R.G. and L.R. at Ewhurst. An admirer of both Graves and Riding, but her marital problems brought tensions to their household. See diary entry January 2, 1938 (and K.G. note).
  • John Lucy

    Lucy, John
    Estranged husband of Mary Lucy; RG and LR are drawn into their marital problems. eds.
  • Nan

    Roberts, Nan
    wife of Wilfred Roberts, the M.P. for North Cumberland eds.
  • Wilfred

    Roberts, Wilfred
    Liberal MP for North Cumberland. A strong critic of the Nazi régime, an early opponent of fascism and appeasement, and a vigorous supporter of the republican side in the Spanish Civil War. (see article in The Times obituary column, June 1, 1991) eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • U.S.S. Panay

    U.S.S. Panay, a U.S. navy gunboat eds.


    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12