Quote of the week (so far)…

So far as I know it is still in the realm of speculation, but newly minted fan of Splintered Sunrise, Damian Thompson has this to say on the rumour that Ann Widdecombe is to be the next UK ambassador to the Vatican:

A former Telegraph colleague of mine thought she was a jolly good thing until he sat next to her at a formal dinner and she alternately blanked him and lectured him. Now, actually, she is a jolly good thing, but she’s also the rudest Catholic convert since Evelyn Waugh. [emphasis added]

PS, Last we heard from Ann she’d bought a house in Dartmoor and was planning to write more novels…

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