Author Topic: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...  (Read 404 times)

TheLurker

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A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« on: February 18, 2021, 05:43:40 pm »
... to tell us of the sad news of the death of her clerk Mr. Iain Pattinson.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/feb/17/iain-pattinson-obituary
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Steph

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 09:52:40 am »
Thank you for that; a good read with some chuckles. The part about innuendo reminded me of the following from a Mr Kenneth Horne, not of North Wales.

"Reverend Sidney Goosecreature has written to us complaining that he noticed a double entendre in last week's programme. I can assure the good Reverend that if we had spotted such a thing, we would have whipped it out and blue-pencilled it immediately"
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Redlight

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 04:37:50 pm »
The news sent me hunting for my copy of his wonderful Lyttleton's Britain, which I last looked at a few years ago. Sadly, Mrs Redlight recently re-arranged the books to suit her own incomprehensible version of the Dewey system. I know it's there somewhere, but it may be some months before I actually find it.  ???
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Jaded

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 04:41:33 pm »
What colour is the spine?

That might help if the books are arranged into a 'Zoom' rainbow?
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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 07:46:04 pm »
Are you sure Mrs RL didn't drop it off pre-Covid to the free bookshelf at either your local station or mine? I've just found a copy I didn't know I had, and those shelves are the most likely source ... Welcome to borrow it, obviously once I've read it though!

(And blue is the colour of my true love's spine ... At least in hardback.)

Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 08:50:20 pm »
Very sad news. He produced more guffaws out of me than I had a right to expect of anybody, having been listening to ISIHAC since it started.
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Redlight

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:12:14 pm »
Are you sure Mrs RL didn't drop it off pre-Covid to the free bookshelf at either your local station or mine? I've just found a copy I didn't know I had, and those shelves are the most likely source ... Welcome to borrow it, obviously once I've read it though!

(And blue is the colour of my true love's spine ... At least in hardback.)

It's more likely to have found its way into the Age Exchange book sale (...unless, of course, I lent it to you  ;D).

BTW, you should pop along to my street next time you need something to read. We've taken collective ownership of the disused BT phone box and have converted it into a Book Exchange.
Why should anybody steal a watch when they can steal a bicycle?

Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 10:03:46 pm »
How much capacity remains on the shelves?

While, unlike my wife, I do not recognise the concept of too many books, I've been forced to concede that I have (considerably) more than we really have space for ..