Aug 27 Saturday.

Telegram from Bookguild[RG] Random House that Lit. [Literary] Guild1 have taken Belisarius: solves problem of money for children
Wrote letters all day: nothing else
Walk at night to Montauban via the lake and the Rennes road with Alan & David: typical male talk about war, moral,2 commanders in chief.
David Alan & I[RG] invented darts game: up to 23; nothing under nine counts – inner ring of 6 counts 7 or 6 whichever – one must end exactly on 21. Dart in the door washes all out. One loses all that one fails of under 8.[RG]
Huge dragon-fly and black ladybird visited us: the ladybird walking all over Laura. She cleared off all her letters.

Editorial Notes

1New York publisher eds.
2morale? eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Rennes

    Rennes, France
    where Gelat's daughter, Anita, and son-in-law, Juan Vives live; visited by RG and LR et al in 1938 eds.
  • Montauban

    Montauban-de-la-Bretagne, Brittany, France

People Mentioned

  • Alan

    Hodge, Alan
    Oxford history graduate. Became close friends with LR & RG. First husband of Beryl Graves. CP & WG
  • Laura

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

    Reeves, David
    Brother of James Reeves [and Ethel Herdman] RPG 292.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Random House

    American publishers (New York) eds.


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