The Anonymous Widower

A Tailpiece To An Obituary

Yesterday, The Times finished their obituary of Baroness Trumpington, with this sentence.

On another occasion she was invited by a magazine editor to a lunch where Nicholas Soames praised Viginia Bottomley as “one of the chaps”. The editor found this offensive and said that a woman cannot be a chap. Trumpington took the cigarette out of her mouth, put down her gin and simply said “Balls”

As her son said in announcing her death on Twitter – “She had a bloody good innings!”

November 29, 2018 - Posted by | World | ,

1 Comment »

  1. She was a real character and lived life to the full.

    Comment by mauricegreed | November 30, 2018 | Reply


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