Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

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AWSoP in a David Mitchell novel

'Ghostwritten'


... John was feeling his way around the organ stops, cleared his throat, and launched into "A Lighter Shade of Pale."

Bars, shafts, clefs in stained glass.

"John Cullin! An anthem of the shameless sixties in a house of God."

"If God can't dig the spirituality of Procol Harum, that's His loss."

"What'll you do if father Wally comes?"

"Tell him it's Pastoral in E minor by Fettuccine."

"Fettuccine's a pasta!"

"We skipped the last fandango..."
 

David Mitchell, Published by Random House, N.Y. 1999; first published in Great Britain in 1999 by Hodder and Stoughton

Thanks, Jeremy


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