Friday, August 1, 2014

Who knew, our spooks were smokers?

  The ruin that constantly threat-
  ens them is all the blacker be-
  cause they only doubtfully 'be-
  long'. A duke who has served a 
  prison sentence is still a duke, 
  whereas a mere man about town,
  if once disgraced, ceases to be 
  'about town' for evermore.. 

  He can still commit successful bur-
  glaries, but there is no way back 
  into Paradise.

George Orwell
Decline of the
  English Murder and
  Other Essays
    Raffles and Miss Blandish
Penguin, 1965©


  1. Love your blog. I'm glad I found it. So inspirational.
    Lots of love, xx

    1. Kind of you to declare your readership. Read widely, diversify the risk - here the occasional certainty - of being let down. I'll do my best.