On Sir Edward

It took me years to realise that Lear\’s \”blasted heath\” wasn\’t nicked from my father\’s all to common references to the former Prime Minister…….

4 thoughts on “On Sir Edward”

  1. Coo …did you just think that yourself ? Really good
    Btw as you like Camillo I think you would also like
    1 Diary Of A Nobody
    2 Saki- all /any
    3 Damon Runyan -all/any
    4 Heart of a Goof ( Wodehouse golfing stories )
    5 Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis

    Probably read all that anyway but no harm done.

    Tim adds: Saki….in my few attempts to write short stories Saki/O Henry have been my Gods. As, erm, Alan Coren, Bernard Levin and PJ O’Rourke have been in my non fiction writing (yes, I know, strange and odd). The end result has been Worstall: not because those other writers were greater than Worstall, for they obviously were. But because Worstall is a) having multiple Gods and b) not as good a any of those Gods.

    Wodehouse is adorable: but I hate golf. There is one specific linguistic trick I like to use which is indeed taken straight from Pelham. Who, oddly enough, was educated where my brother in law hs been teaching for decades: that nice Nigel Farage wa one of his pupils, I found out.

    Runyan/Diary, sorry, I don’t like. That part of Lewis I’ve not read, don’t know.

  2. I was fascinated whenI learnt that Plum went to the same school as the other master of early 20th century prose, Raymond Chandler…

    Tim adds: Indeed….and also the school where my brother in law teaches and has, while there, taught both Nigel Farage and his son.

    There’s no real point to that observation, it’s just that, an observation.

  3. In my family home, the former Prime Minister is always referred to as “the traitor Heath”, never by any other title, name, or epithet.

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