As this weirdest of years lurches on, I want to thank all of you around the world who swing by here each day, whether seeking insight into our crisis or seeking escape. This is the part of the line-up that does both, we hope - so welcome to Episode Eighteen of The Prisoner of Windsor, my contemporary inversion of Anthony Hope's 1894 classic of honor and duty as understood by one Englishman in a very foreign land. Alan Pratt, a First Hour Founding Member of The Mark Steyn Club, says:
Any chance your retelling of Prisoner of Zenda will be available in print form?
Texas member Lisa Gerlich wonders the same thing:
I hope you are planning to publish this as a book. I know I am missing many lol witticisms because everything goes so fast in the reading.
To be honest, it's now so long since I've been in a bookstore (March) I think of it as one of those businesses that, like live theatre and movie houses, may never be coming back. But, when our audio adventure is through, I'll certainly give book form some consideration.
In tonight's episode, our penniless Ruritanian adventurer finds himself attempting to break into Windsor Castle via a teahouse with a pronounced cant. The tearoom closed a couple of years ago, but otherwise the building is based on the Market Cross House, the so-called "Crooked House of Windsor", which does indeed have a startling cant. However, Rudy Elphberg is to find himself even more dramatically disoriented once he's inside.
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