Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Cheeky Girls and the Gay Dolphin

Relax. This is not about some juicy new scandal involving Lembit that you have missed.

Thursday's Daily Telegraph had an interview with the girls by Neil Tweedie, and he met them at the Mermaid Hotel in Rye.

This naturally attracted my interest, as the Mermaid is the model for the Gay Dolphin, a fictional Rye hotel which features in several of Malcolm Saville's Lone Pine stories. Though a careful reading of the stories suggests that while the building of the Gay Dolphin is modelled on the Mermaid, it occupies the position of the real-life Hope Anchor.

Follow the links for more on Malcolm Saville, the Mermaid and the Hope Anchor.

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