02 April 2012

Quotable Powell #93

Father Gerard Irvine, who died on January 13 aged 90, was almost certainly the last of an older style of Anglo-Catholic priest who accorded the highest priority to colourful worship [...] The house was described by Anthony Powell in his journals [23 February 1982] as "somewhere between a Firbank novel and Cruikshank's illustration of the Old Curiosity Shop".

Daily Telegraph obituary notice, 20 January 2011
Contributed by Keith Marshall