Alec Nevala-Lee

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That I can write as well as I do without having to think about my style is due to my having been as a child steeped in the Bible, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and Cassell’s Illustrated Shakespeare. I was taught to hold the Bible in such reverence that when one day, as I was buying a pennyworth of sweets in a little shop in Dublin, the shopkeeper tore a leaf out of a dismembered Bible to wrap them in, I was horrified, and half expected to see him struck by lightning. All the same, I took the sweets and ate them.

George Bernard Shaw

Written by nevalalee

February 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

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  1. Trivia

    True story…

    My dear uncle who passed away a couple of years ago (GRHS)…

    Played trivial pursuit every week at his favourite pub…his rival hated that he was the best and could not be beat.

    My uncle’s friends keep his number alive in the game so he is still playing even though he has passed.

    And winning!!!!

    It irks his rival and drives him beserk!


    February 23, 2011 at 3:38 pm

  2. I’m resigned to the fact that I’ll never win bar trivia night until I learn something about sports. And that isn’t going to happen.


    February 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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