Thursday May[RG]rch 26

Gelat's triumph with the pomegranate. It is showing signs of life at last, when all other pomegranates are in full leaf. Gelat threatened it only yesterday that if it died he'd plant it again.[RG]
Loquats1 turning yellow.
Reading Epilogue.
Fine day, rather cold.
Getting house tidy.
Watt can get £1000 for material2 - £500 for my letters. But is sending to U.S. to Rosenbach 3 first.
Lunch at Costa D'Or with Kitty West & Joyce Ford and Tony West. Much nicer. Then to Soller & back by taxi. Brought back candytuft from Costa Brava.
In evening flamenco in Sala, with dancing by a Cuban woman and a dirty tale in Mallorquin by the guitarrist. Raffle as usual. The Pansy, 'Pepito de Can Jordi', was persuaded to sing so we left.

Editorial Notes

1 Eriobotrya japonica eds.
2"T.E.L." K.G.
3antiquarian bookseller K.G.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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
  • Soller

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

    Soller, Majorca, Sp
    a hotel in Soller, near Deyá. KG

People Mentioned

  • Gelat

    Más, Juan Marroig
    Juan Marroig Mas, called Gelat: Landowner on Deyá and friend of Robert Graves and Laura Riding (L.R. & R.G.'s factotum. W.G.)
  • Kitty West

    West, Katherine
    wife of English journalist, [Douglas West eds.]; lived in Regent Park [at 32 York Terrace eds.] where RG and LR stayed on exile from Mallorca (1936) R.P.G.; dedicatee of LR's A Trojan Ending eds.
  • Joyce Ford(e)

    Ford(e), Joyce
    friend of RG and LR; husband Professor Forde? eds.
  • Pansy

    Pepito de Can Jordi
    Called "the Pansy," later known as Pep de Can Pelat, he was gay, and came from a good family in Palma who more or less exiled him to Deyá. He used to dress in drag, and was living with the German painter Leman. WG
  • Tony West

    West, Tony
    (1914-1987) author and critic; son of Rebecca West and H.G. Wells eds.

Organizations Mentioned

  • A.S. Watt & Son, Ltd.

    Watt, A.S.
    RG's literary agent: first mentioned in November, 1935; team includes: Alexander Strahan Watt, and W.P. Watt et al, who may have handled different aspects of Graves' extensive European publishing and distribution. The firm replaced Eric Pinker. K.G. When did Pinker go, and why? KG


    • Title: T.E. Lawrence to His Biographer
    • Author: Lawrence, T.E.
    • Editor: Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: New York
    • Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.
    • Idno: A49
    • Date: 1938
    • Title: Epilogue II
    • Editor: Riding, Laura & Graves, Robert
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Idno: B24
    • Date: 1936