March 18 Friday.

A little more work on L.H. & R.G. proofs. Then to L.H. to lunch and went over points. Mrs L.H. was very childish & hopelessly chaotic. A friend Mrs Innes Baron was there. Most of my talk with L.H. about L.R. 's[RG] point of morality + armed forces without political intervention, and about historical analogies. He was very sensible.
Back to find Laura, Len & Humphrey Jennings1 talk. He was supposed to be arranging a broadcast for her but went away saying nothing: after much talk about morality, Mass Observation, Surrealism etc.
Laura worked with Len – then felt very tired.
Talk of Protocol. Laura writing the 13th Recommendation2.[RG]
Finished 2nd Act of Trojan Ending.

Editorial Notes

1(1906-1950) broadcaster for the BBC eds.
2for Part V of The World and Ourselves eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Jessie

    Liddell-Hart, Jessie
    wife of Capt. Basil Liddell-Hart

Organizations Mentioned

  • British Broadcasting Corporation

    British Broadcasting Corporation


    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: The World and Ourselves [former title: Letter Book]
    • Author: Riding, Laura [contributor; with Sally Graves, Sir Edward Marsh et al]
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Chatto & Windus
    • Date: 1938-11