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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
See also the latest magnificent obit from the Telegraph, this one for Daphne Lady Acton:
After Aldenham was sold and the Actons moved to Southern Rhodesia, their farm at M'bebi became a popular staging post for aristocrats and Catholic notables travelling in sub-Saharan Africa. Guests included Lady Acton's cousin "Bobbety" (the 5th Marquis of Salisbury and a leading Tory politician); David Stirling, founder of the SAS; and Evelyn Waugh, who paid two extended visits.
In a letter written to Ann Fleming in 1958, Waugh described life at M'bebi: "Children were everywhere, no semblance of a nursery or a nanny, the spectacle at meals gruesome, a party-line telephone ringing all day, dreadful food . . . ants in the bed, totally untrained black servants (all converted by Daphne to Christianity, taught to serve Mass but not to empty ashtrays). In fact, everything that normally makes Hell, but Daphne's serene sanctity radiating supernatural peace. She is the most remarkable woman I know."