Nov 26 Tuesday

O.S.S. [Old Soldier Sahib] book now complete: except for revisions by Laura & by Richards. Pasted in last additions.
To Soller: saw Dr. Rovira who prescribed treatment for " cuts ".
Went over L [Laura] 's Lars Porsena suggestions.
Tea at Fábrica.
Talk late.
Laura going through Blake in search of poems.
Bedside corner-table, present from Laura, and half-oval table in passage upstairs.

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Soller

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    Town of some 10,000 inhabitants ten kilometers from Deyá. WG
  • 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

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Rovira, Dr.
    His practice was in Soller and he was used as their MD once village doctor quarrelled with Gelat. eds.
  • Blake

    Blake, William
    Major English poet (1757-1827). eds.

Bibliography

    • Title: Old Soldier Sahib
    • Author: Richards, Frank
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London, New York
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Harrison Smith & Robert Haas
    • Idno: A44
    • Date: 1936
    • 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