Category Archives: nancy mitford

horrid affected foreign languages

One of my all time favourite volumes of fiction is the Nancy Mitford Omnibus, comprising the four works of her maturity. There are another four works, written in her youth, but they hardly count, except that one of them, like … Continue reading

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OW’s crime

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford Re-reading this treasure house yet again, I chanced upon this gem: “Linda & I were very much preoccupied with sin, and our great hero was Oscar Wilde. “But what did he do?” “I … Continue reading

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Same sex unions

The SBS TV show Insight, hosted by Jennie Brockie was tonight  focused on the issue of same sex unions. True to the charter of the host station, it looked at the intersection of the phenomenon of same sex couples, religion … Continue reading

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armistead maupin and the dynamic telegram

I’m re-reading AM’s Michael Tolliver Lives [for the 4?th/5?th time]. At that point where MT faces his cranky older bro over an airport table. I too have a cranky older bro, who, as a Piscean, has seemed to live a … Continue reading

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what a little surprise Highland Fling contains

In the last chapter of Highland Fling, the good characters end happily and the bad unhappily, as Oscar Wilde prescribed, and an exhibition takes place. Among the catalogue entries is the following: “‘No.2. Fire irons, formal design,’ represented a poker and … Continue reading

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