Friday, June 25, 2010
Baroness Park of Monmouth: the Real Bond?
Quite a while ago I received an odd message from a flickr user asking me why I had gone from Land Girl to Baroness on my blog. The cheeky message asked if I had perhaps been a World War Two spy all along. Anyway, while researching something else, I came across the obit for Daphne Park, who was Baroness Park of Monmouth. If I WERE to be a vintage secret agent, this is the sort of gal I would have wanted to be. I love how the piece states that "the James Bond of the public imagination bore a great resemblance to Miss Marple. . . . Her drink of choice was earl grey tea, stirred not shaken." Oh yeah...awesome. Sorry it's so long, but this gal lead an amazingly adventure-filled life. This is one of the most thrilling obits I've ever read, so I thought I'd include the whole thing for those who want to read it all!
Posted by BaronessVonVintage