July 30 Thursday

* Troy finished. Cold day. Much rain.
Read last section of Troy.
Aeroplanes in Palma at 11.45 and 6. Many bombs dropped. Cort1 & General Headquarters. Buades' plate glass broken.
In the morning two killed.
No fascists have come forward in Deyá.
Bartolomé doing path under parral2.
In afternoon Junyers came and brought the three pictures; ins[RG] she charged 600 p. [pesetas] for the fish one of hers (not paid for yet).
500 foreigners left Palma today.
Visit from Lady Shepherd & Mrs Starkie & her children from Fornalutx. "We are very Right in our village" and talked of chances of bringing down an aeroplane. Offensive to Laura, who replied warmly.
Rough sea so did not go to bathe.
Sent letters[RG] p.c's[RG]3 off by Short and someone on a Dutch boat — to everyone, saying that we intended to stay, for the present at least.
Wireless in the evening. 'neither side has the advantage.'
May have to go to England for proofs etc
F [Fascist]'s searched Costa D'Or for a secret radio transmitter. Dr.Peñaranda4 and his brother in prison for using one.

Editorial Notes

1Plaza Cort, the courthouse? eds.
2pergola KG
3post cards eds.
4a friend of Dr. Antonio Vives. WG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Palma

    Palma, Majorca, Sp
    Capital and largest centre of Majorca.
  • Deyá

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Town located on the northwest coast of Majorca, on the hillside between the Teix Mountains and the sea: this was RG's home with Laura Riding from 1929 to 1936. He returned there with his family after WW II. Eds.
  • 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
  • Fornalutx

    Fornalutx, Majorca, Sp
    Village on the other side of Soller WG

People Mentioned

  • Bartolomé

    The mason. WG
  • Laura

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

    Vives, Antonio Dr.
    The village doctor (Deyá). At odds with Gelat (water rights controversy). His brother, Juan Vives, was Gelat's son-in-law. WG
  • Junyers

    Junyer, Sebastian and Junyer, Clothilde
    Often referred to in the diary as "The Junyers," artists Sebastian and Clothilde Junyer spent their summers in Llucalcari. W.G., eds.
  • Starkie

    Starkie, Mrs
    wife of Walter Starkie the author KG
  • Short

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


    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937