Title

The Twelve Quotes Of Bryant & May: No.2

Christopher Fowler
PCU1 (Arthur Bryant on his Father) 'It's
a very English
habit, not
going
out
much,' said
Bryant, hanging his
Bangkok spirit-beater
behind
his half-buried desk.
'My
father wore
his
unadventurous spirit like
a
badge.

''Take

your

jacket

off,

you

won't
feel
the benefit when

you
go
back

out
.''
''I could

never
live
in
a country where
you
can't
buy
Marmite
.''
''Looks
like
rain, we'd better
not chance it
.'' If it hadn't been for the War,
he'd never
have
met
people

from

other

countries, although
of course
he had
to kill them.
Before 1940, the average
English family
had
travelled less than
nine
miles
from
their
home.
Many never
got beyond the end of their
street.
Now
look
at us — we can't
stay
in one
place
for
more
than
two
minutes.'
From 'The Water Room'
Posted in
Bryant & May

Comments

Ellie Hughes (not verified) Thu, 19/12/2013 - 10:23

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Excellent review of "The Invisible Code" in today's NY Times. I'm running to the library this morning.

Who's the gentlemen in the picture above?

Love your blog.

Christopher Fowler Thu, 19/12/2013 - 11:10

In reply to by Ellie Hughes (not verified)

That's a really weird old photo of me taken by a mate, God knows how they got it!

Dan Terrell (not verified) Thu, 19/12/2013 - 15:49

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

That's Admin undercover, I assume. You appear to be out of a John le Carre scene.
I'm assuming Ellie is referring to the man in the tile from the old P.C.U. website, which you may have to reconsider resurrecting.

snowy (not verified) Fri, 20/12/2013 - 00:04

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Naughty Arthur he really shouldn't go round perpetuating such pernicious myths. [I'd dread to hear his thoughts on the effects of carrot consumption on nocturnal visual acuity. ;-) ]

If it were ever true the arrival of the steam train ended that period, and those few places not served by the railway would avail themselves of a charabanc.

Helen Martin (not verified) Fri, 20/12/2013 - 01:36

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Admin, what on earth happened at the Apollo Theatre? Just hearing it now on our news.