Sunday May 19th

No telegram yet from Short. Went to baker & paid 2½ months bill - 140 pts. And paid 50 on account at Estanco. Felt rotten. Wrote to Mother.
Karl came; had told Emmerich about her effect on Str [Strenge]'s nerves. Emmerich felt insulted. I had to go along to talk her quiet, representing Str [Strenge] as ill.
In afternoon locked up and slept till 5. Then to village. Laura over-tired.
Apparently Gordon is coming: letter for him. Late went to hear radio at New Café: could only get a German newstation- heard T.E. [T.E. Lawrence] bulletin, but missed the important sentence.
Louis Golding's Five Silver Daughters came: we found it incredibly bad.
New law: licence for dogs & bicycles needed. S's1 licence is 10 pesetas.
Camelia2 blossomed.

Editorial Notes

1Salamo's. KG
2Camellia. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Bar Las Palmeras [the "New Café"]

    Deyá, Majorca, Spain
    Located opposite Can Pep Moso, and just up the street from the Sala. The only purpose built cafés in Deyá were Las Palmeras and the Sala. WG

People Mentioned

  • Gordon

    Glover, Gordon
    Married to Honor Wyatt. WG
  • Strenge

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Laura

    Riding, Laura
    (1901-91) American poet. Laura Riding (née Reichenthal; then Laura Gottschalk).
  • Frau Emmerich; "Jämmerlich"

    Emmerich, Frau
    German painter, from Magdeburg, resident in Deyá. Invariably referred to with the prefix "Frau". K.G./ WG
  • Louis Golding

    Golding, Louis
  • Short

    Shipping agent and operator of a lending library in Palma. K.G.
  • T.E.

    Lawrence, T. E.
    'Lawrence of Arabia.' Met Robert in Oxford in the early twenties. Made Robert his biographer and had him write "Lawrence and the Arabs." WG
  • A.G. (A.E.S.G)

    Graves, Amy
    Amy Graves, RG's Mother. WG

Organizations Mentioned

  • Estanco

    Local Tobacconist, a general shop KG