Lenny Letter

http://www.lennyletter.com/culture/reviews/g75/lit-thursday-fascinating-women/

Thrilled that THE SIX is here. My thanks to the great Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner…

Hillside Animal Sanctuary

Hillside are the most amazing charity. They obtained evidence, leading to a conviction, of cruelty in a slaughterhouse. Extraordinary brave people. Plus they home about 2000 rescued animals. Plus their patron is Martin Shaw!!!

 

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=4c95cca2af7aa16d5d44b5a9e&id=1db0b4760e&e=54e6e54f6b

League against Cruel Sports

This is pretty upsetting. Undercover heroes at LACS have found evidence of cub hunting. People still hunt like mad round where I grew up in rural Bucks.

https://www.e-activist.com/ea-campaign/action.handleViewInBrowser.do?ea.campaigner.email=0Q8wZNqf2DX80W9%2F63ANNTqUXLTr9PUGmZAK81VjEpg=&broadcastId=128544&templateId=105426

My dedicatee: Louis the well-beloved

A couple of weeks after I finished Take Six Girls/The Six, my beloved dog Louis died. He was eighteen (Italian greyhounds can be wonderfully long-lived) and I had acquired him as an unwanted show puppy. I spent his last day holding him, giving him water through a dropper and taking him outside for a last look at the sun.

So I dedicated the book to him. It was very typical of his cool, mysterious temperament that he waited for me to finish before he died.

‘The well-beloved’ was of course the epithet attached to Louis XV, whom Nancy Mitford wrote about in her marvellous biography of Madame de Pompadour (and had rather a crush on; like all the Frenchmen that she wrote about, she implicitly compared him with her own lover Gaston Palewski).

 

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