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Kevin Ayers and Deia – all that crazy gift of time

  Legendary British singer-songwriter Kevin Ayers lived in Deia off and on from the 1960s…

Romantic Deia and the worship of love

Like you perhaps I have many intensely romantic Deia memories. But is the village inherently…

Why American author Luke Rhinehart is necessary now more than ever

American author Luke Rhinehart was inspired to finish his great cult novel ‘The Dice Man’…

Luke Rhinehart on being Naked Before the World in Deià

In which The Dice Man author Luke Rhinehart  talks about Naked Before the World, his…

Happy New Year Deià

This is the time of year when writers everywhere look back on what they’ve written…

A Christmas Fairytale of Deià

I close my eyes behind my sunglasses and hear their voices drifting across the years. Luke…

An Angry Young Man in Deià: simply look sideways

By the time he arrived in Deià in September 1968* the writer Colin Wilson was…

Voyaging in musical time and Spain with Ramón Farrán

Speaking to Ramón about the making of the El Olivo album I realised I had…

The making of Ramón Farrán’s El Olivo

Listening to El Olivo, music by Ramón Farrán for poems by Robert Graves, is one of…

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…

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