‘I had a particular soft spot for – and I believe I may have been the last human being to read – The green hat by Michael Arlen with its wonderfully peerless names: Lady Pynte, Venice Pollen, Hugh Cypress, Colonel Victor Duck and the unsurpassable Trehawke Tush’
From: ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ by Bill Bryson
I read ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ during my summer holidays and it was a delight. Very funny and it presented such a vivid image of growing up in the 1950s in the US. This particular passage makes me want to seek out ‘The Green Hat’, especially in this beautiful Capuchin edition.