Feb 4 Friday

Working again at 9.30 on Belisarius. Finished by 3 and Cassell's sent someone to fetch the two chapters.
Honor & Gordon to lunch.
A little sleep and a walk.
Then to dinner at Norman's in his car with Alan & Beryl, then to Mount Royal to a queer flat temporarily hired for Gordon as B.B.C. representative on night-telephone. Also there: Honor, Maisie (wearing Good1 jewels). Ate lichee nuts & loquats
Mount Royal: a liner on a voyage to nowhere. A convenient haunt of tarts – no questions asked.
'Hitler Army Purge'

Editorial Notes

1Goode; jeweller? KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Mount Royal

    London, England

People Mentioned

  • 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).
  • 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
  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf

Organizations Mentioned

  • Cassell and Company Ltd.

    Publishers of Robert Graves' Collected Poems [1938], and the novel Count Belisarius [1938].
  • British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation


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