Nov 3 Sunday

After a bad night Laura went off, at 5.30 to Palma to fetch James. I stayed behind & saw to things — joint, flowers dusting etc in now reorganised house. James L [Laura] & I talked all morning. He has little room at Can Torrent, with Old Troy1 as workroom. In afternoon a walk to ×××× [crossed out] Lluchalcari & back, on to Sala, where James introduced.
Hot weather.
Barley planted a week ago on Luna land, coming up.
Richards sent the rest of his stuff.
The new maids went to the Dance.
American royalties came.
A little work on Lars Porsena .
Talked till 12.
Laura sleepless, she says. I slept till 10.

Editorial Notes

1the entrada (entrance hall) at Can Torrent: "New Troy" became "Old Troy" when JR arrived. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG
  • Palma

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

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    Hamlet with hotel some three kilometres from Deyá on the way to Soller. WG. RG spells it "Lluchalcari" in the Diary.
  • Concordia

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Salón Concordia. Gelat's café. Variously refered to as the Sala or the Salón. The village youths had shares in it. It was later called the Salón Deportivo. WG
  • Luna land

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Land on the opposite side of the main road from Canellun belonging to RG and LR. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Reeves, James
    Schoolmaster, writer and Poet. Friend of Jacob Bronowski. W.G./ K.G.; m. to Mary Phillips; daughter Stella born June 14, 1938 eds.
  • Richards

    Richards, Frank
    Author of Old Soldiers Never Die and Old Soldier Sahib which R.G. rewrote for him. Was in The Royal Welch Fusiliers, R.G.'s regiment. eds.; Birth name is Francis Phillip Woodruff eds. see Diary September 27, 1936
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing and Improper Language [2nd rev. edition]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Kegan Paul
    • Idno: A21c
    • Date: 1936