Oct 3 Monday

Gale: my back has been aching a lot, so today I abstained as far as I could from heavy housework.
Reading Ghost through and making notes for future reference – having got out of touch with it.
We no[RG] Leonie now does the wash in a big suction-boiler in the big kitchen fireplace.
Laura wrote a poem, these last two days, 'When the Skies Part.' [sic: "] She is doing also: Dictionary specimen, Greeks & Trojans, Aristotle1, a children's story, Damage with Alan. And never goes out of the house.

Editorial Notes

1 for Lives of Wives eds.

Hands Referenced

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

People Mentioned

  • Alan

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

    servant at La Chevrie eds.
  • Laura

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


    • Title: The Swiss Ghost [formerly The Kind Ghost] [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert/ Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1937-04-22
    • Title: Dictionary [projected project; unfinished]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1935
    • Title: When the Skies Part [poem; see Friedmann 321-2]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1938-10-03
    • Title: Trojan Ending [dramatised version based on Laura Riding's book; later called Greeks and Trojans]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Date: 1938-01
    • Title: Lives of Wives [prose]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: London, Toronto, Melbourne & Sydney
    • Publisher: Cassell and Co. Ltd.
    • Idno: A39
    • Date: 1939
    • Title: Year of Damage [novel]
    • Author: Hodge, Alan
    • Date: 1936-12