Giles Wood makes a rare trip abroad
There had not been so much agonising since the Gang of Four left the Labour Party to form the Social Democrats in 1981. The impasse in family talks was over which European city to take a break in. Not for the first time, Mary’s PA saved the day (just as Polly often does in Fawlty Towers). ‘Just because you can’t all agree on the same destination is no reason to end up going nowhere,’ observed our Polly. ‘Quite,’ I gulped – not realising that my elder daughter had already booked the trip to Paris and even booked a table at the 137-year-old Brasserie Lipp to help realise my ambition to sample hareng Bismarck. ...
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