[ilds] a new generation of young Aussies

Charles Sligh charles-sligh at utc.edu
Tue Jun 28 05:13:21 PDT 2011

On 6/28/11 3:04 AM, Denise Tart & David Green wrote:

>         Charles...send the Cunard to Sydney...I'll be on it, first
>         class and no adjectival icebergs..
>         You will be pleased to know that Dark Labyrinth is now doing
>         the rounds of my year 12 students; Durrell will live on in a
>         new generation of young Aussies but perhaps not quite with the
>         same spectacular effect at Brett Whitley's Justine.

Will book your passage, David.

My booking info tells me the following about our Elite Class Cabins:

>         The profusion of small shelves, trinket drawers, book racks,
>         &c., in the state rooms certainly suggest that the designer
>         had an intimate knowledge of the essential requirements of
>         passengers especially of ladies, whose love of cupboards,
>         etc.. is almost proverbial. There is a large wardrobe in each
>         room, and, of course, the usual wash. stand, life-belt, racks,
>         hooks, etc. The general rooms are fitted in mahogany, and
>         upholstered ith plush or velvet, while the fittings are
>         electro-plated. Electric light and electric call bells add to
>         the very complete sum of comfortable surroundings.
>         Read more: Cabin Class Staterooms - 1893 Cunard Passenger's
>         Log Book
>         <http://www.gjenvick.com/HistoricalBrochures/Steamships-OceanLiners/CunardLine/1893-PassengerLogBook-Staterooms.html#ixzz1QZUQEIIj>
>         http://www.gjenvick.com/HistoricalBrochures/Steamships-OceanLiners/CunardLine/1893-PassengerLogBook-Staterooms.html#ixzz1QZUQEIIj

I will note here that Scobie himself was a man fond of closets (handy 
for his Dolly Varden) and cupboards, keeping "small shelves" close to 
his bedside (imported, Euston Road).

I am glad that you picked up Brett Whitely's /Justine/ 
at auction, David.  Your countryman Mick Thomas 
is a Lawrence Durrell fan, I think, so he might enjoy seeing the 
painting next time he is over at the beach house.

Excellent news about the young readers.  I am certain many of the 
students are "lifers" now.  Tell them, from here on out, "it's on his 
head," to quote your laureate.


Charles L. Sligh
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
charles-sligh at utc.edu

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