Really enjoying Stephen Fry’s new blog right now. His posts, or what he calls his ‘Blessays’ (Blog Essays) read like a chapter in a book so they take some reading but they’re well worth it. His new one, on the nature of fame, is a fantastic read and includes this gem:
"I have been pondering this business of fame since I was young enough to
know Valerie Singleton from the Queen (for Americans and other
non-Britons I should explain: one is a remote, god-like, autocratic
woman endowed with powerful charismatic charm and the other is a
constitutional monarch recently played on screen by Helen Mirren).
Enjoy it here.