Jan 12 Sunday

Great mist over sea – yesterday's Barcelona boat 5 hours late. Karl photographed it.*
Three notes to send to L.H. Working on Ecc Habits 2.
Spend half afternoon hanging up green brocade hanging in Mesquida & rearranging – but it didn't do – & putting everything back. (Sent brocade back to Margarita)
Baile1 at Sala: crammed with people 14 cars outside, mostly from Soller. Such a jam that we played 662 at Old Café.
Mist in village in evening, only touched Canellun slightly in afternoon.
* turned out well.

Editorial Notes

1dance. KG
2a card game. KG

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Old Café

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Run by Margarita the Butcher, and mainly consisted of a table outside the butcher shop. Most frequented by LR & RG until the Sala (Concordia) was built by Gelat. WG
  • Soller

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

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    The dining room in Canellun was called the Mesquida after a painting hanging in it. WG
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Barcelona

    Catalunya, Spain
    Located on the Mediterranean coast. eds.
  • 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

People Mentioned

  • 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.
  • Liddell Hart

    Liddell Hart, Capt. Basil
    War-fare expert and friend of T.E. Lawrence. Collaborated with RG on a book of T.E.L'.s letters, published in 1938. See RPG p.231. WG & Eds.
  • Margarita Mateu

    Mateu, Margarita
    Antique dealer, mostly jewellery, in Palma. WG


    • Title: English Ecclesiastical Habits 2 [prose]
    • Author: Graves, Robert
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Date: 1936