In Alan Bennett’s latest novella, The Uncommon Reader, Queen Elizabeth is speaking to her equerry, Sir Kevin, about his homeland:
“New Zealand, that land of sheep and Sunday afternoons….If one wanted to pass the time one would go to New Zealand.”
Source: Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), 28, 29.
A review of this novella is posted at Reviewing Books and Movies.
Image: “that land of sheep…”