• Letters to George and Mercy McCann

MacNeice025

MacNeice025

simple of course if Bimba's away). Bimba has just been telling the girls at her school that I paint my toenails. She says she did this to amuse them. It should help my reputation a lot. The Australian game, as you will know, was a bit palaeolithic on their side; I think they lost it by frustrating the Irish pack. I was surprised to find in Dublin how unpopular O'Reilly has become. He's certainly a bit prima donna-ish; I watched him holding court in the Shelborne. I'm glad Mulligan is back; I think he's brilliant. The B.B.C. has accepted a suggestion of mine for an All Fools Day programme, to deal with the state of contemporary journalism and literature – a little bit of mud for everyone. Soon after that I'm being seconded for 6 months to television. Everyone here is behaving in character. Except possibly Jack, whose wife has now come to live in London. Did you hear a v. attractive programme of his called 'Twelve by the Mail'? Recent triple generalisation by Bimba: - Good People are Never Interesting: Interesting People are Always Bad: Creative People are ATROCIOUSLY Bad.' Love to both of you, Yours ever, Louis. PS. And thank you again for taking so much trouble over the tickets.

Subject: 
Louis MacNeice
Coverage: 
1958 Jan 25th
Keywords: 
Puppies, B.B.C
Citation: 
Linen Hall Library, "MacNeice025", Northern Ireland Literary Archive, accessed Wed, 10/27/2021 - 08:11, https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/macneice025