Philip Jackson reads the memoirs of musician and designer Tomas Graves, son of the poet Robert Graves.
|01||Deia View||20041122||Having been brought up on Majorca and lived there for most of his adult life, this memoir explores the parts of the holiday island and its culture that tourists don't reach.|
|02||Honeymoon Island||20041123||Although aways a destination for the artistic community, three wars - World War One, the Spanish Civil War and World War Two - took their toll on Majorca's tourist trade.|
Clearly, a little marketing was required.
|03||Little Rocks In The Sea||20041124||The death of General Franco precipitated a major shift in Spanish culture which reverberated throughout the mainland.|
But Franco had been governor of Majorca, and in the villages who supported him, party politics doesn't exist.
|04||The Second Most Famous Unknown Band In The World||20041125||The life of the peripatetic musician is the same the whole world over, but at least in Majorca the weather's good.|
|05 LAST||The Big One||20041126||1992 saw three major international events - the Olympics, an Expo and Madrid as Cultural Capital of Europe.|
Tomas documents how it marked a coming out party for the nation after a rather difficult adolescence.