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Do You Mind If I Smoke?: The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding

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This audiobook is the result of a long series of meetings with Simon McKay who asked many questions and received many answers. She reminds me of the great raconteur Quentin Crisp - the same love of language, mastery of its rhythms, perfectly formed sentences, and a joie de vivre even when relating her profound despair. It makes a reasonable amount of sense, when one considers that it hypothesises one event coming before another; first "I smoked" and now "you mind". Best known for her appearances in the Carry-On films, this book dips into the life and career of Fenella Fielding.

Unfortunately, many of our favourites are now gone, but they are all still in our hearts and memories. Even if ordinarily I wouldn't mind, I'd be likely to either refuse permission or rant at whatever idiot asked for my indulgence in a context where it would seem he's going to smoke anyway, regardless of whether I mind or not. Much of the meaning and colour of such questions depends on the tone of voice and the manner of the speaker.Setting your Language Level helps other users provide you with answers that aren't too complex or too simple. However, the converse is false: the presence of "would" in the main clause does not necessarily require either a modal preterite or a subjunctive in the "if"-clause.

Is it true that the attorney/client privilege applies to any discussion that we’ll have during this consultation? FumbleFingers: If (1) is a polite/hesitant "request," why should it be considered a variant of " Do you mind. I must admit that I'm finding it hard to make parallels between what you put here and the original question because you have "when" and the original has "if" and that makes a very big difference. Were to" can be used in the future to emphasize that the conditional form is extremely unlikely or unthinkably horrible.Is it also true that the attorney/client privilege will prevent you from talking about anything that we discuss here today, unless I tell you that I am going to hurt someone in the future? A duplication of some 5 paragraphs p114 and p125, and a misspelling of her surname in a chapter heading wasn’t good. I feel the need to make it clear that the intended context for the OP is what you normally would expect, i. It is a warm, witty, and sometimes shocking look back over Fenella's extraordinary life with a host of famous and often unexpected characters from Kenneth Williams and Tony Curtis to Francis Bacon, Muriel Spark, and Federico Fellini.

That same night I drove back to the Café with two gallons of gasoline, a few old rags, and a box of matches. Having been delighted by her work on stage and screen, radio and recordings for my whole life, I really enjoyed these reminiscences. As I was gifted this book by friends who know of my Gothic inclinations, theatre background and love of kitsch, this proved a perfect present.I now believe this item is out of print and may not be reprinted, so its unlikely this seller has any of tese books to sell, even though it is still listed as being available. In book form, I don’t think it does justice to a lovely actress, who was known to many as England's first lady of the double entendre.

The element of courtesy, gentleness, or other qualitative aspect of the question comes entirely in the way the question is asked and the extent to which the listener feels that their opinion is genuinely being sought. Maybe also tell them that if they had any damn sense they would be investigating Jenny for arson and insurance fraud. Though I was initially only familiar with Fenella through her role in Carry On Screaming, I found her biography to be both informative and entertaining. Normally a remote conditional and an open conditional are fairly far apart in meaning, but in this case they are making the same request and differ only in nuance. I went to Aunt Nora’s house every day after school and she taught me reading, writing, and arithmetic.Love the book, so full of anecdote's and asides to an actors life that I had difficulty to put it down. The baby-cop asked me what I was doing, and I made up some story about how the owner of the joint paid me to fix the sign. Having said this, there are some real gems here and the occasional insight into ‘an actor’s life’ that demonstrate that some of Ms Fielding’s fellow thespians weren’t the worthy good-guys the viewing public believed them to be – Norman Wisdom, as a case in point. But don’t worry, I won’t do it again, so your mouth will need to remain shut like a rat trap until the day the undertaker buries you deep in the earth and gives the earthworms the green light to have themselves a nice little lawyer buffet. She had a mouth like a trooper, and I miss her swearing, about life, situations, people and circumstances, something she did with so much grace and always appropriately.

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