Managed to Keep her Feet on the Ground

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

‘If the rabble continues to be occupied with you, simply stop reading that drivel. Leave it to the vipers it was fabricated for.’ Charles to Camilla? John Major to Jonathan Aitken? Bill to Hillary (or vice versa)? Well, Albert Einstein to Marie Curie, actually. Marie Curie, great scientist, discoverer of radium and glowing midwife at […]

A Nice, Old-Fashioned Sort of Girl

Posted on by Tom Fleming

‘The first one she married was Mahler Whose buddies all knew him as Gust-av And each time he saw her he’d holler Ach, that is the fraulein I must have.’ So goes Tom Lehrer’s ditty penned after reading an obituary, in 1964, of that strapping Viennese beauty and mother-muse, Alma Mahler-Gropius-Werfel. Born in Habsburg Austria […]

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