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Tales of Deia

The mystery of El Olivo

It began in the treasure trove front room of Deià artist and musician David Templeton.…

Latin American writers in Deià

In Tuning up at Dawn, Tomás Graves’s splendid book about his life in music in…

Santana, Miles Davis, Earth Wind and Fire & Deià

In late April almost twenty years ago I took my first ever swim down at…

Erotic Deià and Anais Nin

A few weeks ago when I was talking to Tille del Negro about her amazing…

The Rebirth of Robert Graves Part Three: Enter the White Goddess followed by Muses

If only Robert Graves’s The White Goddess had appeared in July. It would have fit…

The Rebirth of Robert Graves Part Two: O Life! O Sun! O Deià!

In July 1926, ninety years ago this month, Robert Graves and Laura Riding consummated a…

Robert Graves: reborn in July

July is the month in which life in Deià begins both to slow down and…

Celebrating Lady June Campbell Cramer

The story and mythology of Deià has always been shaped by larger than life characters.…

Deia’s unsung guitar hero

They had no money for a tomb but the Deia Ayuntamiento let his friends bury…

Jimi Hendrix in Deia

There was once a faded, peeling sticker on the bathroom window of the men’s bathroom…

Robert Graves and Ava Gardner: a toast

The Robert Graves story I really wanted to read was ‘She Landed Yesterday’. Worth the…

A very Deia Valentine’s story

Lorna awoke knowing that someone was standing behind her. She had no idea how many…

A tale of Deia, plastic and madness

In the past few days posts about the amount of plastic in our oceans have…

Robert Graves and the Mystery of Alston Anderson

I first became intrigued by Alston Anderson and his connection to Robert Graves when I…

We Are Starlight: A Very Deia Christmas Tale

It was Christmas Eve and the beams of the pub were lined with twinkling fairy…

Remembering Robert Graves

Monday 7 December was the 30th anniversary of the death of the poet Robert Graves…

A very Deia ghost story

The Dia de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, happens on October 31st. If…

Remembering Patti Smith in Deia

One hot night in July 2010 Patti Smith and her band gave a concert at…

Mason Hoffenberg and Candy: the Deia connection

When I discovered that the writer Mason Hoffenberg lived in Deia for a time I…

Part IV: The Book of AM today

Part of the pleasure of listening to the Book of AM was trying to identify…

The Book of AM Part III: An astonishing afterlife

When I first pulled Dave Templeton’s copy of the Book of AM out of his…

The extraordinary story of Deia-born cult album Book of AM Part II: Making timeless music

  The Book of AM musicians March 1978 The Book of AM was recorded on…

Sunna Wathen: Deia artist inspired by life

Sunna Wathen’s show at the La Ruina Exhibition Space at the old bakery in Deia’s…

Magical, mythical, impossible – writer Helen Walsh and Deia

  Deia is the setting for The Lemon Grove, Helen Walsh’s fourth novel. Her first,…

The extraordinary story of Deia-born cult album Book of AM

Part I: A Strange Discovery I first heard about the Book of AM from Lali,…

A conversation with Tomás Graves

I meant to talk to Tomás Graves about his book Tuning Up at Dawn. But,…

Remembering an unearthly paradise with Simon Gough

Simon Gough’s The White Goddess: An Encounter is the book I’d recommend to anyone curious…

A night walk with Juan

Back in my drinking days I never knew when I was going to fall over…

Diceliving in Deia: An interview with Luke Rhinehart

Luke Rhinehart completed The Dice Man when he was living in Deia in 1970.  Luke…

Shaking hands with poetry: when Roger McGough met Robert Graves in Deia

English poet, children’s author and broadcaster Roger McGough has been coming to Deia every year…

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