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Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Tuesday Taster

Now, this is not the opening paragraph, but it amuses me. Hope that you, too, are amused:

From, 'The Diary of a Provincial Lady' by E.M. Delafield

'Go up to night-nursery and offer to read Lamb's 'Tales form Shakespeare'. Vicky says she prefers 'Pip, Squeak and Wilfred'. Robin says that he would like 'Gulliver's Travels'. Compromise with 'Grimm's Fairy Tales', although slightly uneasy as to their being in accordance with best modern ideals. Both children take immense interest in story of highly undesirable Person who wins fortune, fame and beautiful Princess by means of lies, violence, and treachery. Feel sure that this must have disasterous effect on both in years to come.'

6 comments:

tinajo said...

"Tuesday Taster" - thats a really good title! :-)

Sounds good with the rest as well! :-)

T Opdycke said...

What a tasty bite and another book I need to search for.

Olga said...

First of all, I really love the title of this piece. The beginning is very intriguing.

Style, She Wrote said...

I am! xo style, she wrote

aguja said...

This is an amusing book from which you could read a few diary entries at a time, or just dip into even, besides reading right through.

It makes me giggle from time to time.

Thank you for your comments and for visiting.

Paulita said...

I love the plotting and the idea of planting an evil seed that will bear fruit in years to come. And how different from what our children would ask for -- no Gulliver's Travels or Shakespeare for my kids when they were young.