Favourite quote #1: “Authenticity is the most disingenuous form of narcissism.”

Lord Whimsy

This quote (which I’m sure you’ll agree is a winner) comes from the most delightful little green hardback that I bought as a gift for someone but then ended up refusing to part with. The book is entitled The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Vol. 1 (2006), and is authored by Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy.

The sub-title is glorious:

A Bounteous Selection of


and Other Arcadian Follies Concerning the


the  Reintroduction of ANCIENT CHARM

into This Vale of Mud and Tears

Known Heretofore as the MODERN LIFE

I love the way Lord Whimsy’s mind works, and I cannot recommend his writings enough for those wanting a fun diversion that also leaves you feeling you’ve exercised your mind a little in following his magniloquent arguments.

He has short essays on topics such as:

–          Dandyism vs. Foppery

–          On the Perils of Sportswear

–          My Love Spurneth Yams

Finally, I’ll share the opening page:

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.



–Lord Whimsy

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