Fellow group member Darken Williams, 31, who farms Hereford cattle and sheep on 10 acres just outside Glassily
with his teaching assistant wife Rachel, said making an average payment to those involved would not be good enough.
The former dictator, a palace-dwelling billionaire, was the picture of bedraggled abjectness: mouth forced open, eyes staring glassily
. One immediately felt the man's utter humiliation.
We head glassily
into the night, Richard Maslen, deputy editor of Airliner World, smuggling out a half-full stein under Penfold's hat.
From one pocket, a shaggy brown miniature Teddy, last year's birthday present, stares glassily
over the edge of the pink print.
Of course, there are moments of wisdom: "When my father died [my mother] took to widowhood as if it were the natural state for which her life with him had been merely a long and heartsore preparation." And there are ample instances of the "wordsmithing" for which Banville is so well known: "A wafer of ice in the wet verge snapped glassily
under my heel"; "looking out at the recently rained on, sun-dazzled square"; "The day is damp and fresh as a peeled stick"; "afraid that if I stopped once I would ...
Lend Lease had selected Piano from a global shortlist after two normally sober development execs visited the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) at Vesima, out of Genoa, and fell head over Zegna heels in love with the whole ideas-praxis-beauty thing that tumbles glassily
down the escarpment there to the Med (AR September 1995).
But surprise, surprise there was a happy ending when patronising Paul won the day and sailed off to the Caribbean with a Page Three girl turned actress gazing glassily
into his eyes.
One moment there was only the blandly imposing reach of beige concrete before my eye; the next, the word hell was flashing across in script that disappeared almost as soon as its reflection effervesced, glassily
, onto the wall.