Sunday Ap 4.

Laura wrote a letter to the Telegraph about the Dark Ages.*[RG]
Schools again.
I wrote a letter to Winston Churchill enclosing a Heraldo de Madrid protesting against an article of his (in the Neuer Zurichner Zeitung1) about Trotskyites in Spain.
Am taking perloids2 again: the boil, still there, seems slightly better. [sic: :]
Schw & Str. told us of a thing at Deyá after we left – Leman & Pepe3, afraid of being bombarded lived in a hill-cave with blankets, champagne, tinned food & a gramophone.
* Did not appear: perhaps because she mentioned Hadow unfavourably who was then ill and died a few days later.[RG]

Editorial Notes

1 Neue Zürcher Zeitung KG; Swiss newspaper eds.
2homeopathic remedy? KG
3 L.'s catamite KG

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • 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.

People Mentioned

  • Laura

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

    Strenge, Frau Emmi
    Schwarz's house keeper and ? mistress. WG
  • Swartz

    Schwarz, Georg
    German Jew. Deyá neighbour. Antique dealer. Lived with Frau Emmy Strenge, his house keeper, in Can Caballo some hundred yards from Canellun. RG and LR translated his "Almost Forgotten Germany." WG
  • Churchill

    Churchill, Winston (Sir)
    On the island [of Majorca] December 1935. W.G. In 1936 R.G. had an interview with him in London , and expressed his concerns about the Spanish Civil War. (Diary: November 1936) eds.
  • Leman

    German painter who lived in Deyá , & eventually died there, aged 102 K.G.
  • Hadow

    Hadow, WH
    educationist and historian of music (1859-1937) eds.


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Daily Telegraph
    • PubPlace: London
    • Date: 1856-1936
    • Title: Heraldo de Madrid
    • PubPlace: Madrid, Spain
    • BiblScope: 1800s-1900s