Sunday 14 February 2016

Country Life in the District of London Known as E.1.

In kitchens and parlours across Arcadia pantry floors have been emptied of bottles of Ordinary; kettles have been boiled; flags have been put out; cats and dogs have been kissed and Elgar is of course on the radiogram for in this week's issue of Country Life (February 10th)  you can read about the day my good friend the esteemed writer; angler and gentleman David Profumo spent on the stall: 'The day I visited one chap brought him a bag of courgettes; another bore news of bass movements off Dungeness and a Japanese tourist was haggling over a (japanned) box of gut-eyed flies'.