Feb 8 Saturday.

Bitterly cold wind.
Completed 1st Ch. [Chapter] of Antigua . Rosa came
Mr Richmond came trying to sell the antiques & furniture at the cottage at Biniaraix, & suggesting the McCormack's car on Wednesday. While he went to Salerosa by road I ran down the valley & up & beat him by five minutes, explaining the case to Mrs M. who said "But Mrs R is coming to live in that house with her sister in 2 weeks time!" She asked R. if[RG] when he came if Mrs R knew. He said no. So she called him a cad & said she wouldn't take anything from the house if he gave it to her.(R. did not know I had been there) & on his way back said that it was off because Mrs. M was aware of his difference with his wife).
Pruned the syringa at the Posada. Nicholas & Hecate1 in adolescent & ineffectual love.

Editorial Notes

1cats. KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Ca sa Salerosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Literally the house of the happy one. House on the Palma side of the Deyá valley which RG & LR rented when they first arrived in Deyá in 1929 and in which they installed the Albion Press. This house was one that was often available to rent. WG During 1935 it was evidently rented by the McCormacks (See March 17, 1935) CP
  • Biniaraix

    Majorca, Spain
    a small village near the north-west coast of Majorca. eds.

People Mentioned

  • McCormacks

    McCormack, Walter & Violet
    Tenants of Ca'n Torrent. Had two daughters: Jennifer, a dancer, & Betty. Continued their friendship with Robert and Laura in England. eds.
  • Rosa

    Rosa
    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Mr. Richmond

    Richmond, Mr.
    a man from Deyá eds. see Diary February 8, 1936
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936