Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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We need two kinds of acquaintances, one to complain to, while we boast to the others. Logan Pearsall Smith All Trivia The image is copyright: blambca via Shutterstock Editor’s note: This is certainly one way to ensure that your acquaintances … Continue reading
As life goes on, don’t you find that all you need is about two real friends, a regular supply of books, and a Peke? P G Wodehouse 1881-1975 Letter, 28 October 1930 The illustration of a Tibetan Spaniel Pekinese is … Continue reading
Defend me from my friends; I can defend myself from my enemies. Maréchal Villars, (1653-1734), speaking to Louis XIV The illustration (c.1850) is ‘The End of Julius Caesar’ by John Leech, from: The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott … Continue reading
The better you know mankind, the more you are able to overlook the little shortcomings of your friends Stendhal The illustration is ‘two chicks, one crazy’ by Richard Peterson via Shutterstock