Feb 15 Sat.

Margarita returned rather drunken looking with a cock & bull story. Laura dismissed her.
Maria Murciana working.
Read the rest of Honor's novel start. Also reading Eliot & taking notes.
McCormacks to lunch, then walk to Hotel where had tea.
Hot sun.
Election excitement in village: meetings: voting tomorrow.
Orange blossom out. Asphodels.
Took cuttings from Junyer's garden: snowball tree, roses, honeysuckle, a different geranium etc. Planted them.
The Mayor went to Left meeting to see that no libels were uttered. Castañer said, "Señor Alcalde,1 how can you think that we would libel this beautiful village with its excellent sanitary system, admirable medical service and progressive council?"

Editorial Notes

1Mayor eds

Hands Referenced

Places Mentioned

  • Hotel Costa d'Or

    Llucalcari, Majorca, Sp
    In Llucalcari. Went there for drinks and occasionally meals. It was the best hotel, the Fonda being rather basic. The Turismo was closed. WG

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Margarita (chambermaid)
    Chambermaid from Palma. Worked with Catalina the Cook. WG
  • 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.
  • T.S. Eliot

    Eliot, T.S.
    Major 20th century poet; dramatist, essayist, critic. b. Missouri, U.S.A. in 1888. Became a British subject. Director of Faber and Faber, which published some works by Robert Graves. Corresponded with R.G. d. 1965. eds.
  • Honor

    Wyatt, Honor
    Journalist. Arrived in Deyá fortuitously. Married to Gordon Glover...Son Julian. W.G. First acquainted with R.G. and L.R. early in 1934; returned to visit in 1935; continued friendship in England. eds (RPG 211).
  • Castañer

    ? Owner of a large house in the Clot. Worked in Palma? WG
  • Maria

    Murciana, Maria
    Member of a Murcian immigrant family [check]. WG
  • Sebastian Junyer

    Juñyer, Sebastian
    Well known Catalan painter. Spent summers in Llucalcari. Visited by D.H.Lawrence and Unamuno. WG