up to her Marcel-wave (p 8) The Marcel-wave was introduced in 1872 by a Parisian hairdresser, Marcel Grateau, who had the idea of using a heated curling iron to produce natural-looking waves. The Quorn and the Pytchley are two well-known hunts in central England, the Quorn primarily in Leicestershire, with some coverts in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, and the Pytchley straddling the Leicestershire-Northamptonshire border.
Grateau's idea revolutionised the art of women's hairdressing and started a fashion that remained popular for nearly fifty years. an antique shop in the Brompton Road — it's just past the Oratory (p 9) The London Oratory, built in 1893, was the first new Roman Catholic church to be built in London since the 16th-century Reformation.
154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship.
His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
The following notes attempt to explain cultural, historical and literary allusions in Wodehouse's text, to identify his sources, and to cross-reference similar references in the rest of the canon (as yet, links to other books may not work).
Return to top Chapter 1 (pp 5 - 20) Autumn — season of mists and mellow fruitfulness (p 5) Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run; Sir Watkyn Bassett, CBE (p 5) Sir Watkyn Bassett's CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) does not entitle him to be called 'Sir', as it is one rank below a knighthood (which would be denoted by KBE — Knight Commander).
Scottish Gaelic is the predominant spoken language, although in a few areas English speakers form a majority.Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive, which has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, which are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres.Sometime between 15, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men.He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later.