Monday Ap 5

A letter from Jenny very happy at Cannes – she preferred a week of luxury there to three dull weeks on a cruise & has had ×××× of flowers and things. Needs money.
We hope to be back in Deyá in three months – but intend[RG] to return to England on June 10th.
Enthusiastic review of Tr.Ending in Manchester Guardian by old Wilfred Gibson.
We have settled into a routine of late mornings, Libera Estampa 1 for me at the kiosk at eleven, lunch at 1, post at 4, Lugano (Olimpia or Gambrinus) till [until] 6. Supper at 7 (I cooking, Karl laying.) then 662 till someone reaches 10. Intervals are all work & up to 12 at night.
Schools & several letters each.
All the local camellias & flowering shrubs in bloom.

Editorial Notes

1 "Liberal Press"? Spanish newspaper? eds.
2card game eds.

Hands Referenced

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

Places Mentioned

  • Lugano

    Lugano, Switzerland
    near the Italian border, where RG and LR spent part of 1937 eds.
  • 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.
  • Cannes

    Cannes, France
  • Olympia

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    café in centre of Lugano KG
  • Gambrinus

    Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland
    restaurant eds.

People Mentioned

  • Jenny

    Nicholson, Jenny
    Jenny Nicholson: oldest daughter of Robert by Nancy Nicholson.
  • Wilfred Gibson

    Gibson, Wilfred
    poet and critic (1878-1962) eds.
  • 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.


    • Title: Schools [an international survey of education]
    • Author: Graves, Robert; Riding, Laura
    • Editor: Riding, Laura
    • Title: Trojan Ending, A [novel]
    • Author: Riding, Laura
    • PubPlace: Deyá & London
    • Publisher: Seizin & Constable
    • Date: 1937
    • Title: Manchester Guardian
    • PubPlace: Manchester
    • Date: 1919-1995