Peter McNiff's Stories from a Small Town

 

Work in Progress

Whitshed & Burnaby

"Dustbin of History"

Welcome to this Pilgrim's Progress.... Volume II of Stories from a Small Town will go to press 2019. At the same time, I plan to launch the second edition of Volume I (Anecdotal History of Greystones, County Wicklow) on the internet and will seek a publisher in preference self-publishing. Watch this space. Below, intro to Volume I...
After taking some years....(working at fiction and currently out there seeking a publisher’s agent) I am progressing portraits of two great adventurers associated with my home town, Greystones—the writer, mountaineer and photographer Elizabeth Hawkins Whitshed and the 43-year-old celebrity she married at the age of 18, Frederick Gustavus Burnaby—journalist, writer, soldier and spy.

Elisabeth Hawkins-Whitshed

Above, detail from Mary McCloed's portrait of Elisabeth Hawkins-Whitshed (Mrs Le Blond); and in mountain gear.

 

Right, Frederick Burnaby

by James Jacques Tissot

oil on panel, 1870

19 5/8 in. x 24 in. (500 mm x 610 mm) overall

Purchased, 1933

 

 

Right, Frederick Burnaby

by James Jacques Tissot

oil on panel, 1870

19 5/8 in. x 24 in. (500 mm x 610 mm) overall

Purchased, 1933

 

Stand by for more...

"When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history."

—John Brennan,  former head of the Central Intelligence Agency during the Obama administration.

 

 March 17, 20018: Reuters: https://www.reuters.com Picture: https://www.politicususa.com

 

 

Sorry, Sir,  You're shelf  time is up.

Peter McNiff

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