Margaret O’Connor grew up in the Western District of Victoria and has been based in Canberra for the last 23 years. She is a semi-professional musician and is passionate about history and sustainable living. She is a coordinator and administrator of a Canberra sustainability group with almost 4,000 members, and writes about her many interests for Pearls & Irritations, Crikey, Honest History and No Fibs.
The Mountbattens: the British Establishment at its most privileged and eccentric.
“There are four kinds of officers: hard-working and intelligent, lazy and intelligent, lazy and stupid and hard-working and stupid. The first are fit for top staff appointments, the second are fit for the highest commands, the third can be tolerated, but the fourth type could prove dangerous and should be instantly removed.” Continue reading »