Wodehouse and the melancholy beard

P.G.Wodehouse, creator of dapper drones like Bertie Wooster (who once wrote an article for Milady's Boudoir on 'What the What the Well-Dressed Man is Wearing') was not a beard lover. His leading men were clean shaven, taking to false beards only in times of crisis. Writing of his own experiences in a German internment camp during …

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Joyeux anniversaire à moi

What Ho!  Or as we say in France, 'Bonjour!' Usually at this time of year, I mark my birthday by lazily re-blogging an old piece, The desert island pickings of a quadragenarian, which is beginning to date me in a rather unflattering manner. So this year, I'd like to share a few snippets from my …

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