Today is my 27th birthday!
While I’m not entirely sure what made her think of me when she saw this particular book, I must say it’s a fascinating read.
I’m not particularly sure what Ethel Merman had against Cole Porter (according to Merman, Porter “sang like a hinge”). I own many Cole Porter recordings and have always found his interpretations more satisfying than those from other people.
Did I mention I’m in this book too? Well, almost.
A ‘British Dramatist’ by the name of John Lacy offers the following quotation on Barbara Villers, Countess of Cleveland, Mistress to Charles II:
Yet like a bitch she wags her tail for more.