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Who is a fan of British Eccentrics?
« on: October 10, 2016, 01:25:57 PM »
Any good examples?

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Re: Who is a fan of British Eccentrics?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 01:34:11 PM »
My vote would be for the Dowager Marchioness of Reading, whose views were (and I quote) diametrically opposed to most sane people. One example was her endorsement of football hooliganism, dismissing it merely as 'exuberance', admiring their pluck and claiming it harked back to the 'over the top' spirit from WW1 :o

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Re: Who is a fan of British Eccentrics?
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 06:23:27 PM »
Forgive my likely ignorance, but is there a connection between this and some specific books? Or are you looking for reading suggestions that are about, by, and/or contain British eccentrics?

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Re: Who is a fan of British Eccentrics?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 01:27:57 AM »
While sharing NogDog's confusion about exactly what you're looking for here, I was always very fond of astronomer, xylophone virtuoso and monocole adherent Patrick Moore. He had his own parking space outside my university's physics department at one point.


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