Thursday, August 28, 2014

Floods of memory

Treasure: just opened my copy of Lord of the World, and saw that the inscription reads, "Anne Muggeridge, from Michael Davies, Park Cottage, 1987"

Park Cottage was the Muggeridge family home at Robertsbridge, East Sussex. John talked a great deal about his childhood there. He told me that his father and Ian Flemming invented the character James Bond over late night whiskeys at Park Cottage.

A number of the books John gave me before he died have his father's personal bookplate in the front, and it is a lovely pen and ink drawing of the cottage.

I still miss him terribly.


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