Macheath, the notorious highwayman, has retired from a life of crime and can now be found behind the bar of Peachum's Tavern, favourite haunt of the rakes, rogues and vagabonds of 18th century Newgate and setting of 'The Beggars' Opera'. Visitors are always welcome; help yourself to a virtual tankard of ale and read on...
Wot? Did Hollande take a non-talking dog with him in a side car?ReplyDelete
liberty , fraternity and virility.ReplyDelete
socialism at work.
MW, if only! Actually, that might have enhanced his standing with the Parisians, whose main complaint seems to be his lack of style.ReplyDelete
Malpas, you're right - the behavioural patterns are pretty much those established after the Revolution (with an interesting resemblance to the bedroom antics of the ill-fated monarchy).
As for women throwing themselves at Hollande and Sarkozy...
a billet at the Elysee is clearly a supremely powerful aphrodisiac.
Rather not contemplate him puffing and groaning.ReplyDelete
JH, I imagine most of Europe is trying to avoid that mental image.ReplyDelete