As a five-year-old child, William Graves is taken in 1944 from England to a mountain village in Majorca, where his father, the poet Robert Graves, had returned with his new family to the place where he had lived before the war with Laura Riding. Young William grows up in the writer's shadow, while experiencing the way of life of the Majorcans which have hardly changed for hundreds of years, and participating in the day-to-day activities of the village.

Wild Olives 1996, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780712674744

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Trade paperback

Wild Olives 1995, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9780091791520