Sunday, 10 March 2013

England, my England

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Thank God I am not an American or belong to any other republic. From the letters column in today's Sunday Telegraph, a newspaper which usually tends to restore my faith in human nature:



The Queen Mother’s holiday home: trinkets on the mantelpiece at the Castle of Mey
The Queen Mother’s holiday home: trinkets on the mantelpiece at the Castle of Mey  Photo: Alamy
SIR – Your picture (February 22) of the Queen's Audience Room at Buckingham Palace with her electric fire in the fireplace brought to mind a delightful visit to the Castle of Mey, Caithness, where the Queen Mother spent part of the summer.
The carpet in the dining room was worn and the television set was circa 1960. In the kitchen, the refrigerator was of Forties vintage, and the only dishwasher was a devoted member of staff.
Diana Crook
Seaford, East Sussex
SIR – Did I spot an onyx table lighter, silver ashtray and cigarette cases? How civilised.
CJ Fletcher
Stanton St John, Oxfordshire

3 comments:

  1. Looks like the room of a sweet and innocent I think. Some good souls are their whole lives long. And the furniture is very nice.

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  2. Yes doesn't it? You would like my apartment which is also innocent.

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  3. Yes I would then.

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