Dorothy L. Sayers

National religion One of the most curious political phenomena of the Western world, writes Dalrymple, is the indestructible affection in which the British hold their National Health Service. No argument, no criticism, no evidence can diminish, let alone destroy, it. In effect, the NHS is the national religion. Sacred cow Very quickly after its inception, the NHS established itself as a sacred cow in the mind of the British population. A certain historiography of healthcare became an unassailable orthodoxy: Egalitarianism The NHS was founded, Dalrymple explains, in the great egalitarian aftermath of the Second World War, when a brave new equal world would arise from the ashes of the old. If healthcare were provided to everyone irrespective of his ability to pay, on a foundation of a highly progressive tax system, how could the system fail to be egalitarian? It was its egalitarianism that appealed so strongly to the population. Perhaps there was also the hope that one would get more out of it than one had put into it, that it was a kind of lottery with a much higher chance of a winning ticket than in a normal lottery.

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The linguistic effluent that is engulfing Western society and economy Managerialese is the revenge of the unscrupulous and mediocre on the talented and principled People who become managers in public service organisations and in large commercial firms, writes Dalrymple, speak a kind of language that is neither colloquial nor technical nor philosophical nor literary nor precise nor poetic nor even quite human.

He asks whether their utterances correspond to what is going through their mind, or whether they have to translate their thoughts into this simulacrum of language. The bullshit has piled up so fast you need wings to stay above it No man of education and feeling can bear the tedium of it. A virus has entered the brain to disarrange its language centres, rather as a stroke does.

First collected in , the stories in A Flutter of Wings span Mervyn Wall’s entire career, dating back as far as the s. Told in an easy style, tales such as “They Also Serve ”, “Adventure”, and “Cloonaturk” offer the same satirical and macabre sensibilities found in Wall’s classic novel The Unfortunate Fursey.

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Her father, the Rev. When Sayers was six, her father started teaching her Latin. The church graveyard next to the elegant Regency-style rectory features the surnames of several characters from her mystery The Nine Tailors ; the nearby River Great Ouse and the Fens invite comparison with the book’s vivid description of a massive flood around the village. Her father later moved to the simpler living of Christchurch , in Cambridgeshire.

In , Sayers won a scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford [5] where she studied modern languages and medieval literature. She finished with first-class honours in

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Butlers, Paragons of Perfection I think the perfect addition to my life would be a butler. Someone to anticipate my every need, to meet me at the door with a reviving tonic, to serve and prepare my meals, organize my life and give me a big dose of CLASS. However, I cannot think he is quite as good as his renowned predecessor in English tv series, the commendable Mr. Hudson of Upstairs, Downstairs. I do not recall that Hudson ever passed out while serving dinner to guests, however efficiently the staff recovered and carried on.

Gordon Jackson as Mr. Hudson I also think that being a Scot adds immensely to a butler’s character.

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Robert Depyng monk of Crowland Abbey — Thomas Rawlinson, — Robert Selby, — Post monastic history[ edit ] For a time after the dissolution, the church was unused but in it became the Parish Church of Selby. During the English Civil War and the Commonwealth period the building suffered with the north transept window being destroyed, and the statues on the brackets in the Choir were demolished. Movement in the stonework adjacent to the crossing tower Like York Minster , the church rests on a base of sand and has suffered from subsidence.

Wisden Obituaries – ABDUR RAZZAQ, SYED, who died on February 5, aged 73, was a leg-spinner who played 24 first-class matches in Pakistan, mainly for Hyderabad, with a best of five for

A useful batsman, despite starting with eight runs in nine innings, he made 51 against East Pakistan now Bangladesh at Karachi in November Ahsan was the first batsman to score a century in a senior match in independent Bangladesh, for Barisal against Comilla in the three-day final of the National Championship not then first-class at Dhaka’s Bangabandhu Stadium in March He was also a familiar face on TV, commenting on cricket.

David Rayvern Allen conducted the first, with Sir Alec Bedser, recorded Muttiah Muralitharan last summer, and well over a hundred others in between. He was also a prolific author, especially effective in the intersection between cricket and entertainment. His most consequential works were biographies: He was a fine biographer: This came to the fore in his account of Swanton’s behaviour as a prisoner of the Japanese, when some fellow POWs regarded him as lordly and selfinterested.

He was Wisden’s Cricketana correspondent from to Les Angell appeared in first-class matches for Somerset between and , but may have made his greatest contribution in the s, when he was playing for the Lansdown club in Bath.

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The ‘Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries: Carmichael mastered the art of appearing perpetually surprised his modern-day heir in that department is Robert Downey, Jr. It seems a bit odd today that so able a person should be content, based on an accident of birth, to serve another of no greater intelligence or accomplishment, but these stories are absolutely products of their time the first Wimsey novel was published in Within their world, the English class system is a fact of life, a hierarchy that functions smoothly by having a place for everyone, with everyone in his or her place.

The good news is that they never seem rushed, while the bad news is that they sometimes feel a bit slow.

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One either falls in love with Lord Peter, or one walks away to sit by a less babbling brook. Some series characters take time to grow into themselves; Lord Peter stepped out firmly onto the stage as Athena sprang full-grown from the head of Zeus. He is, after all, not only a lord but the younger son of a duke; free to be irresponsible.

My stick, my torch, the lampblack, the forceps, knife, pill-boxes — all complete? I mean no harm. I believe in you, I trust you — what money have I got? I knew a man once, Parker, who let a world-famous poisoner slip through his fingers because the machine on the Underground took nothing but pennies.

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But Mr Davies, who already serves as head of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain, preferred the wider role in Government despite it meaning he will have to relinquish all his current business interests. He has told friends that he is making the move because he sees at as his “public service”. Mr Davies has been a director of Standard Chartered since and has also held the position of chief executive.

He has been chairman since and his departure will stun the City.

You could say much the same about the Governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, who, like Powell, enjoyed some academic distinction before turning to public service, and is a very clever man.

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Almost all Islamic nations prohibit it. Importantly, the Hanafi, Maliki, and Shafi’i jurists held that it is reprehensible makruh for Muslim men to marry a kitabiyya if they live in non-Muslim countries. I think, and God knows best, that this position is not reasonable and the evidence supporting it is not very strong. But pay the Unbelievers what they have spent on their dower , and there will be no blame on you if ye marry them on payment of their dower to them.

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Literary Background[ edit ] Dorothy L. Sayers — wrote a number of novels and short stories concerning the adventures of a fictional private detective called Lord Peter Wimsey who had his genesis in a Sexton Blake story Sayers wrote in Other stories based on original material were published under the authorship of Sayers and Jill Paton Walsh , the last appearing in During this whole period, Lord Peter has a manservant called Mervyn Bunter, and in him Sayers created a fictional persona that is fascinating and enigmatic.

Sayers admitted having partially based Bunter’s character on P. He is the ultimate “Gentleman’s Gentleman”. Bunter ensures that his master is perfectly dressed, he cooks excellent meals, he is knowledgeable regarding spirits, wines and cigars and is faultless when dealing with social etiquette, whether concerning dukes or tramps. Bunter conveys an air of awesome solemn dignity lightened at rare intervals by an icy sarcasm and an understated but biting criticism.

He uses carefully correct and sometimes stilted English in Five Red Herrings he talks of having “attended the cinematograph” rather than “gone to the cinema”.

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