Sunday April 28th

Worked at Claudius F.V.
In afternoon Laura & I went for a walk to see Gelat's Vinyet; from where we went to see the panadero's1 house below; & so to the sea. It was a grey day ×××× [indecipherable] but it did not rain. Salamo came too, off his leash most of the time. We came back by the carretera 2 & after that Laura came to the village, and in the evening I went to the Fábrica to order coffee from Palma & I met her coming towards me with Nicholas3 & turned back, & Nicholas & she & I sat in the café listening to the radio.
Castle Rackrent4 came.
We might one day buy panadero's5 house: excellent land and plenty of water now.
Hall mirror to Palma for better glass.
First strawberries

Editorial Notes

1baker's. KG
2main road. KG
3Laura's tom-cat. KG
4likely Castle Rackrent and The Absentee by Maria Edgeworth. London, Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1934, 1910. eds
5baker's KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Fábrica

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Home of Juan (Gelat) and his wife, the Madora. K.G. The ground floor was a nave extended over the equivalent of two more lots. This originally was a factory with an oil press, a flour mill and a soap making machine all run by a steam engine. Gelat replaced steam by fuel-oil and installed an electricity generator. When he put in the turbine at Ca'n Madó he removed the machinery and built a Café in its place (the Sala Concordia). WG
  • Vinyet

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House belonging to Gelat overlooking the Cala. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)

Bibliography

    • Title: Claudius Film Version [The Fool of Rome] [a condensed novel based on I, Claudius]
    • Author: Graves, Robert