Friday, 3 February 2012

Curmudgeon at the club

...and I wasn't displeased myself. T'isn't every day you play a part in one of the great journalistic coups, and whenever I see some curmudgeon at the club cursing at the labour of cutting open his Times and then complaining there's no news in the dam' thing. I think, aye, you should see what goes to the making of those paragraphs you take for granted, my boy.

Flashman and the Tiger, pp.42-3, Harper Collins, paperback edition 2000.

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