QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“It’s wonderful to be famous
as long as you remain unknown.”
— Edgar Degas, French painter (1834-1917)
Letter in The Daily Mail:
The year was 1966. I was 20 and had just returned from two years in the Merchant Navy.
My mother took me to a posh drinks party in Dartmouth, Devon. The other guests were in their mid-40s, apart from an elderly lady sitting on her own.
She asked me to join her, saying: “I gather you have just returned from a round-the-world adventure. Tell me all about it.”
I spent the evening chatting to her, discussing everything from sex to religion as well as my naval exploits.
As we left, our host asked if I had enjoyed talking to Agatha Christie.
— Tony Bovill, Sunningdale, Berks.
(The Daily Mail, January 19, 2021)