Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Vita Brevis Est

My mother gave us an AA touring guide that was my father's present to himself in 1964. It has an entry for every place in the UK where two or three houses are gathered together, with brief notes about the sights to be seen in them. On every left hand facing page are line drawings of a cluster of these sights- churches, Elizabethan houses, market crosses, tombs, follies, oddities. I've been browsing. It's my ambition to go everywhere and see all these things for myself- and I realize I've hardly even started...

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