Feb 20 Sunday.

Still thinking about publicity for poems.
Norman to lunch: discussed this.
Then to Len & Jane for Bix1's birthday, after listening awhile to Hitler's speech, in Norman's car.
Discussed Len's problems with him
Reading over Letter Book
Harry & Alix to coffee: listening in to wireless, various Cabinet meetings, wondering whether Eden would have the sense to resign. He did – and Ld [Lord] Cranborne2.

Editorial Notes

1son of Len & Jane KG
2undersecretary to Eden, resigned in 1938 as well eds.

Hands Referenced

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Hitler

    Hitler, Adolf
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Len

    Lye, Len
    New Zealand painter, sculptor, and filmmaker whom LR & RG had met in London. He helped with the Seizin Press publications. WG; married to Jane Lye, son Bix. eds.
  • Jane

    Lye, Jane
    Married to New Zealand artist/ film-maker Len Lye; son Bix Lye. Friends with R.G. and L.R. Visited Graves and Riding in Majorca (1930), where Jane provided secretarial assistance. eds (RPG 138).
  • Eden

    Eden, Anthony
    (1897-1977) Foreign secretary for Winston Churchill eds.


    • Title: Letter Book [became The World and Ourselves]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura