Andrew Lambdin-Abraham (kd5mdk) wrote,
Andrew Lambdin-Abraham
kd5mdk

Time running out

Thursday night I read "The Inshore Squadron" (another Bolitho) and "Ramage" (the first by Dudley Pope). Both good, Ramage is particularly promising. I made some note while reading that seemed interesting or entertaining. Here they go:


Hornblower as fellow midshipman on Superb along with Jack Dawlish

"like most harbour defenses it was useless: completely vulnerable to attack from the landward side" (written in margin: "e.g. Singapore")

"[to her Ladyship] the very words frankincense and myrrh are synonymous with nameless debaucheries..." (Why is this? Three Kings of Orient Massage Parlor?)


Anybody got anything to say about those?

Off to see my uncle, aunt and one cousin at 5 for dinner and a rugby game on TV.

I really need to make the time to get together my trip plans, but I just don't seem to do it.
Subscribe

  • Occurred to me in the shower

    I wonder if this song is more popular with my generation (or other people who did their formative years between 1989 and 2001), than others, or if it…

  • Is this an accurate description

    Kate Ross' Julian Kestrel novels - "Jane Austen meets Sherlock Holmes".

  • Everything is everywhere

    I'm reading The Velvet Room, which is Ars Technica's forum for dating, romance and sex topics. What do I find there? References to RaceFail 09. In a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments