Dame Maggie Salisbury
- Blue Ridge Mountains, VA, USA
- member since April 23, 2007
I just noticed that we're not friends...do forgive me for that oversight.
My dear girl. What are you wearing? And what is that on your face? Oh, it's worse that I was led to believe. And you were such a good, sweet, unspoiled creature before Terence got hold of you. Poor Reverend Sturgeon is beside himself. Here, take my Ponds cold cream.
VIA ROYAL MAIL
Dear Dame Margaret,
In recognition of your outstanding participation in Anglophiles Anonymous throughout the year, The Queen has been graciously pleased, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the founding of said fellowship, to give order for your appointment to the rank of Dame Commander of the Most Literate Order of Anglophiles.
Please allow me to extend my congratulations.
Sir Esmé Bassington-Bassington, KBE
Central Chancery for the Orders of Knighthood
St. James's Palace, London SW1
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. You must read "Miss Buncle's Book." Just delightful in the vein of dear Miss Read and the divine Barbara Pym. I can't wait to hear what you think of the Bronte biography. If it's the Barker one, I think it one of the best bios I've ever read.
Hope you're on the mend!
(eavesreading shamelessly) I preferred Cakes and Ale to The Painted Veil. Is a rounder someone with round heels ? What we'd call the town bike. I don't really see Rosie as that, she's a bit more discriminating-she only goes with men she likes, even if she doesn't love them.She's very generous in that way. Remember Philip saying that she didn't incite jealousy-that one wouldn't derive any less pleasure from a refreshing pool of water knowing that many others had been in it before one ?
(entering with a steaming cauldron of tittlebat broth on a gurney)
Yes, yes, dearie, it's me come at last. No, no, don't try to get up, you'll only strain yourself. I knows yer glad to see me. Now what have we been doing with ourselves? Dear oh dear oh dear. Ah, Gerald. There you are. Just tighten those straps if you would. Thank you. Oh, look, Gerald, look at those tears of gratitudge. She knows help's come at last, she does.