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Tall Story

Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) (1887-1965)

PEN AND INK
2 X 3 1/4 INCHES
ILLUSTRATED: PUNCH 3 JULY 1963, PAGE 1

A HOUSE FOR SALE IS ADVERTISED AS BEING IN THE 'SURREY HIGHLANDS'. THE HINT OF GHILLIES AND FHAIRSON SWEARING A FEUD IS A BIT ROMANTIC FOR A COUNTY WHOSE HIGHEST HILL (LEITH) IS ONLY JUST OVER 1,000 FEET IF YOU COUNT THE TOWER AT THE TOP BUT IT IS BETTER FOUNDED THAN AN ESTATE AGENT'S LURE I ONCE SAW - 'THE ESSEX HIGHLANDS'; TOP PEOPLE THERE ARE ABOUT FOUR HUNDRED FEET ABOVE SEA-LEVEL. ANOTHER SURREY BUILDER'S INDUCEMENT, TO A COLONY NEAR BOX HILL, WAS 'LIVE ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD'. THIS BREEDS THE SORT OF CONFUSION THAT PROMPTED THE BALLAD-WRITER'S QUERY 'YE HIGHLANDS AND YE LOWLANDS, O WHERE HAE YE BEEN?'


Price
£450

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