Tuesday, 23 April 2013
SAINT GEORGE FOR MERRY ENGLAND
"My husband’s name is George,” sighed my client. “He had a mother with a sense of humour.”
“Pardon?” I asked.
“George: after the patron saint of Merry England (whose day it is today),” she replied, pausing mid- sentence.
I awaited her explanation with curiosity. Was she going to tell me that he slays dragons?
“The patron saint of England,” she repeated “And also of Portugal, Malta, Germany and Lithuania, not to mention of syphilis, and for which I want to petition him for divorce!”