Tag Archives: Pretty Woman

And So It Begins

On August 28, 1811, Percy Bysshe Shelley, the most irritating of the big three Romantic poets you had to read in school, eloped with Harriet Westbrook. No one cared. Byron, Keats and Shelley were strange fellows. And on August 28, … Continue reading

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Defending Goblins and Vultures

One day someone will write a book on bankers in popular culture – people write books on all sorts of things after all. And a stroll through Dissertation Abstracts would probably reveal one or two densely-argued PhD dissertations on the … Continue reading

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No Class

We are an egalitarian society where social class doesn’t matter at all, but we follow the royal family far more closely than the Brits. No one quite knows why. Yes, Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl, but she doesn’t have … Continue reading

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