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We are who we are, because of those that were

Postby kowaikoe29 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:48 am

As with every one of the WDYTYA stories I found Boris Johnson's story absolutely fascinating. Boris is a totally watchable character. I think that one of the great things about Boris's story is that of his great grandfather Ali Kemal. One can only wonder at the reasons why for at least two generations his story went largely untold, banished to that part of the family history that was never to be brought up “ever again”. Was it fear, shame, was it to protect his family from being persecuted or was it the efforts of a grandmother trying to put distance and time between this horrible event and the grandchildren she was left to raise, it may never be known. But surely what is now known is that Ali Kemal was by all accounts a brave and steadfast man, who to the end did not yield his views and challenged those that held the power to end his very existence. A person whose life was spent championing a cause for the betterment of others at his own peril does not deserve to be silenced. Now that his story has been told his descendents have every reason to be proud.

The intrigue, mystery and tantalizing ancestry of Granny Butter, the de Pfeffel's, Prince Paul and the royal connections was simply delicious ... and the "stupefied" expressions of Boris only added to its deliciousness. How fabulous it would be if the whereabouts of the de Pfeffel / von Rothenburg / von Württemberg sliver was to be discovered. It is easy to see that the convictions of Ali Kemal and eccentricities of royalty (albeit illegitimate) have not been misplaced in Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.

With out a doubt one of the best WDYTYA yet.

“A stonking great schloss! Das ist ein schloss”.
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