Both I, Claudius and Claudius the God were fantastic. I must have read those two at least three times. Graves’ compendium of the Greek myths is well worth tracking down too.As to Evelyn Waugh, Scoop is brilliant.
Reminds me of a poem I had published a while ago on APJ:The exclusive house of Tom FordMakes scents that no-one can affordBut they’ll skip half their mealsTo buy Tobacco VanillesLeaving his accountants suitably awed.
Dept. of Speculation
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Reading Dept. of Speculation made me a little wary at first. There have surely been enough novels written about arty-farty young New Yorkers going through angst in their relationships. My wariness only increased as I discovered that the characters are not named but are referred to as The Wife, The Husband, The Philosopher etc. Pretentiousness alert!For all that, this is a book that I...
Acca Kappa 1869 today, because I feel like I was born then after yesterday’s airlines fiasco. (Fog in Melbourne screwed up the domestic system all day and I got bumped four hours on a one hour flight). I hate flying.
Top to toe op shop today.
Suit: Zegna Trofeo. This suit has a fabric label saying “Woolmark Gold”, which I’ve not seen before. Anybody know what that is?
Shirt: Finamore MTM (for a billionaire, actually - his name is on the tag).
Tie: Stefano Ricci
Square: Paolo Albizzati
Shoes: Alfred Sargent (these are a touch big on me, so I will probably move them on).
My op shop scent was Prada Infusion d’Iris eau de parfum.
Thanks for the tips rach. I already have a FB of vintage Gentleman, plus another mini, but will keep an eye out for those others.
Today's op shop scent is Prada Infusion d'Iris. I only just found out that this comes as a pure perfume. I assumed that I had just found two samples at the op shop; I need to check those bottles more closely.