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fadedrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-05-11 01:04 PM
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26. A typical example of Fowler's writing...
(I will never know the history, background, or streets of London, but still enjoy reading about it without understanding it)..

Chapter 26, The Victoria Vanishes..

If the notorious gangster-twin Kray brothers had taken to bare-knuckle sparring with each other in East End boxing clubs until they were melded into a single flat-nosed, cauliflower-eared entity, they would have looked like Oliver Golifer, the ridiculously monickered owner of the Newman Sweet Picture Library.

Golifer's terrifying demeanour was greatly at odds with his delicate, somewhat theatrical personality. He was a contradictory hulk, heavy of tread but light on his feet, with an erudite intelligence that hid behnd the appearance of a particularly gruesome monkey..

His books are full of this kind of crap, and I am getting so fond of it...

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