May 1st Sunday

Wrote a long answer to Sunday Times on this cutting.1 Laura long abed. The Simmons's came to lunch & were with us all day, talking.
In the evening we went together to the Cervantes in Old Compton Street2 and afterwards to Café Royal. I had a bad stomach cured by 4 brandies.
At C.R. succeeded in not knowing Hugh Walpole3, and Aaronson.
Laura worked on Protocol: she was suddenly overwhelmed with tiredness at 2 o'clock. Stayed in bed till [until] lunch next day.

Editorial Notes

1re. Count Belisarius: see enclosure. eds.
2Westminster eds.
3British novelist (1884-1941) eds.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Cervantes Restaurant

    London, England
    Spanish restaurant on Old Compton St. eds.
  • Café Royal

    London, England
    A restaurant frequented by R.G. and L.R. when they were living in London, between 1936 and 1938. eds.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Simmons, Dorothy
    Sculptor associated with the Graves-Riding inner circle (1938-39). Married to Montague Simmons. eds


    • Title: Sunday Times [Sunday newspaper]
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Hutchinson; Times Newspapers
    • Title: Count Belisarius [1938]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Cassell
    • Idno: A47
    • Date: 1937-07-21
    • Title: Covenant of Literal Morality, The [subtitle Protocol I; privately printed]
    • Author: Aldridge, John, Dorothy Hutchinson, Lucie Brown, Ward Hutchinson, George Buchanan, Alix Kemp, Mary Buchanan, Hary Kemp, Norman Cameron, Len Lye, Gordon Glover, Albert Mills, Robert Graves, Mary Phillips, Sally Graves, Beryl Pritchard, Liddell Hart, David
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Bristol
    • Publisher: Western Printing Services Ltd.
    • Idno: A37
    • Date: 1938