15 September 2006

mrs underwood

Mrs Desmond Underwood

Oh for heaven's sake - how formal can you get?

I'm sitting here typing daft nothings and my eye is caught by the book on the shelf afore me, and the publishers' ridiculously polite nomenclature for the author.
mrs UPublished by Billy Collins in 1971, so it's not as if it's some pre-war politesse.

By golly, I'd've gone to town on that if I'd been an interviewer:

"Not THE  Mrs Desmond Underwood?

By my troth, what a rare honour."

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