M'day May 25th

Faintly drizzling all day. Mathias the mason ill, so in the afternoon Pepe & I went up to Posada & showed Juan Ferrer how to carry on.
Pepé brought cañs forasteras 1 which we planted as a screen to the Can Torrent table-to-be.
Wrote to John, sent him a copy of O.S.S. ; and to Richards about sales.
New maid arrived, Francisca; looks strong.
Wrote to David about holidays.
Sent Trial chapter2 to Fuller.
Korda has declared he will do the Claudius film in August in magnificent style.

Editorial Notes

1bamboos K.G.
2of Antigua eds.

Hands Referenced

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.
  • Can Torrent

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

People Mentioned

  • Bill Fuller

    Fuller, William
    lawyer and researcher for Antigua Penny Puce KG; m. to Mary Fuller eds.
  • Pepe

    Salas, José
    Master builder. Built Canellun. Pepe is a diminutive of José. WG
  • Matias [Matthias]

    A mason, one of Salas' men, working in the Posada. WG
  • Juan Ferrer

    Ferrer, Juan
    married to Magdalena Ferrer, the butcher; does masonry work at the Posada eds.
  • Aldridge

    Aldridge, John
    (1905-1983), painter and close friend and collaborator. WG m. to Lucie Brown 1940 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
  • Francisca

    Francisca
    maid at Canelluñ hired May 25, 1936 eds.
  • David

    Graves, David
    R.G.'s second child [by Nancy Nicholson]. W.G. In RAF; killed in the war. The only one of Graves' children who might have become a poet had he lived. K.G., eds.
  • Korda

    Korda, Alexander
    Director of the film version of I Claudius.

Bibliography

    • Title: Antigua Penny Puce
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: A46
    • Date: 1936
    • 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: I, Claudius [novel]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: London
    • Publisher: Arthur Barker
    • Idno: A42
    • Date: 1934