Out take from chapter 1

March 30, 2005

The wife tells me that this analogy was more precious than useful. It has been pulled from the current draft, which makes it blog fodder:

To use another food analogy, a trifle is created by layering sponge cake, cream, booze, fruit, and then all of these again into a single complex dish. You can describe a trifle in these general terms, but to fully describe any particular trifle it helps to at least summarize the layers in their correct order. And, just as an infusion of brandy can change the nature of the lower layers of cake and cream, so too did the more recent layers of the British religious settlement reconfigure the base on which they stood.
At least she let me keep the apple pie metaphor two paragraphs above the trifle.

Posted by Red Ted at March 30, 2005 09:20 PM | TrackBack