For details of the novel click onto The Ceramic Cottage link at the top of the page (just above the picture of a very handsome guy with the pipe).
Enough of book promotion. No doubt you are on tenterhooks waiting for the answer to the question in my last blog post. Who are the couple getting married in this photo? Maria and Georg von Trapp, of course (the real ones).
Interesting that the film, TV and most stage versions of their story don't show Captain von Trapp with a moustache. Perhaps that's because they were out of fashion for much of the post-war period (which may have been to do with the bad press Hitler gave them). Certainly, for a long time it was mainly villains who had moustaches, though oddly this never applied to beards. My dad stolidly kept his moustache for all his adult life, from the late 1920s through to the 1990s. I tried one a couple of times, but discovered that I was always unsuccessful in job and college interviews when I had one but always sailed through when I was clean-shaven. Having just discovered a couple of old photos of myself from around that time I can see why.
Which of these would you be most likely to buy a used car from?
One of the problems of having a blog and website is deciding whether to put something in the blog or on one of the website pages. Technically they are all part of the same site, and it's easy enough to look at other pages by just clicking onto them. Yet oddly I find that on some days the number of visitors to the site is the same as the number of pages visited. Do people not know there is more to see just by clicking on one of the pages along the top? Of course, some may just be looking for the latest blog update, but I do sometimes update other pages too, eg The Ceramic Cottage or History and Literary Stuff. Feel free to wander, though I grant a couple of pages are still very much in their early stages.