Daily Archives: April 18, 2007

The Scarlett Pimpernell Looks at the World

there is more real romance hidden beneath the formal Anglo-Saxon exterior than is possessed by the efferverscent Gaul or the polished Roman. The reserve, the coolness, the marked difference between casual acquaintance and friendship, the general old-fashioned quiet which the … Continue reading

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And we’ll moonrake here before we start

In Moonraker, written here by Ian Fleming in 1953, “M” said: “I’m always suspicious of sunburned men in England. Either they’ve got no job of work to do or they put it on with a sun lamp.” He didn’t like … Continue reading

Posted in Card Cheats, Ian Fleming, Moonraker, Noel Coward, pre-trip, Sir Hugo Drax, St Margaret's Bay | Leave a comment

Where we will begin, three miles from Dover

Wherefore to Dover? Let him answer that. King Lear, Act III Scene 7 Know’st thou the way to Dover? Both stile and gate, horse-way and footpath. Act IV Scene I Read: King Lear Russell Gardens Autumn RH

Posted in Kearsney, pre-trip, River, Russell Gardens, Temple Ewell | 2 Comments