Heading for the morning bath, I find on a top shelf a book I'd quite forgotten -- Queen Mary and Others, by Osbert Sitwell (yes, Edith's brother.) It's a handsome hardcover, which I evidently bought for 88 cents.
It seems to be a first edition, 1975, but alas! a quick trip to Alibris.com reveals that it's still a drug on the market -- used book stores are offering copies for 99 cents today.
Anyhow, what I set out to show you is the footnote on page 30, which I'm having trouble photographing. Sitwell (Sir Osbert, actually) is reporting on a luncheon party --the writing style is catching -- attended by Queen Mary, and he mentions their host's son-in-law -- if you ask me, simply as an excuse to append this brief footnote,
*Some years later, he met a strange death, by sawing off a branch on which he was standing.