March 3 Thursday.

Trojan Ending all day.
More money wanted by Jenny for Liverpool.1
A black kitten from the Square came in to play with Solace2 and was the principal topic of the day. Would not go. Also a new moon.
With L & Karl to see Tanny Brown's pictures at the Storran gallery: nice but nothing must-buy-it.
Tea at an A.B.C. A woman coming from Walt Disney's Snowwhite3 to waitress: 'yes, I liked it, it was different from the ordinary.' The waitress agreed.
Laura joked about a book 'Ordinary from the different.'
Juan of the Moli got 12 years, it seems.4
Bought for £1.1.0 a pair of Norwegian house-slippers (Burlington Arcade).
Laura unwell, went to bed early. I read German peasant-revolt history to/her.

Editorial Notes

1where she found work with the Liverpool Repertory Theatre. eds.
2Graves' cat eds.
3 "Snow White" an animated film released by Walt Disney in 1937 eds.
4in prison? eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Liverpool

    Liverpool, England
  • Alma Square

    London, Westminster, England
    Between Maida Vale and Abbey Road; R.G. & L.R. lived there in the winter of 1937. eds
  • Burlington Arcade

    Westminster, London, England

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Tanny Brown

    Brown, Tanny
    a painter, ex-husband of Maisie Sommerville KG; father of Maisie's son Timothy Brown eds.
  • Juan of Molí

    Mayol, Juan
    Owner of the Es Molí farmhouse. Involved in a local water rights controversy with the Señor of Sa Pedrissa, the Médico and others. R.G. records the on-going confict in his diary over a span of several months in 1935. KG & eds.


    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01