Friday, January 28, 2011

Going away separately

A bride and groom leaving the Hyde Park Hotel in London for their honeymoon. She isn't sure whether the man clutching her is not a better bet, and he thinks another drink (but probably not his last), will help things along.

5 comments:

  1. You're certainly right, there are all kinds of back-stories at work here. Simply as a record of a very happy moment in their lives though, this is wonderful.

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  2. A friend asked me today about your February newsletter and 'the quality' you referred to. He wanted to know where P. G. Wodehouse used this expression because he could not recall coming across it. He also asked which Wodehouse books you recommend.

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  3. I can't remember which book it was, but it was Bertie Wooster who used the expression, probably in one of the Jeeves stories. The man who may be able to pinpoint it is Christopher Hitchens. I have heard him quote whole passages from Wodehouse in interviews.

    All Wodehouse is worth reading.

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  4. And while I have had my disagreements with him from time to time, all Hitchens is worth considering reading. Have you ever photographed him?

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  5. I once spoke to Christopher Hitchens on the telephone but I have not photographed him. When I was applying for a "green card", I asked him if it was necessary to use a lawyer. He said, "No, just fill out the forms correctly."

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