Do You Mind If I Smoke?: The Memoirs of Fenella Fielding
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I did listen to some of the audio version of this read by Fenella herself, which is much more enjoyable, and is perhaps the best way to experience her stories. FENELLA FIELDING was born Fenella Feldman in 1927 in London to Russian and Romanian Jewish emigre parents. She had a mouth like a trooper, and I miss her swearing, about life, situations, people and circumstances, something she did with so much grace and always appropriately.
As I was gifted this book by friends who know of my Gothic inclinations, theatre background and love of kitsch, this proved a perfect present. Glazed donuts are my favorite, but I enjoy an occasional apple fritter or bear claw just as much as the next guy.Enfin, nous démontrons comment cette exploration expérientielle basée sur l’objet, largement absente en santé publique, peut offrir une perspective de recherche novatrice dans ce domaine. The stories are witty and beautifully observed scenes from her life and all told in that unmistakable and ever alluring Fenella Fielding voice. Somehow I feel that this type of question is not to be lumped together with a hypothetical question where the speaker does not necessarily intend to smoke at the time of speaking. The sentence with "smoked" is a remote conditional: the modal preterite "smoked" in the "if"-clause requires an auxiliary like "would" in the main clause.
Fenella Fielding seems like a terribly nice person from this, but to be fair not much of note happened in her admirable career to really warrant a biography. Maybe also tell them that if they had any damn sense they would be investigating Jenny for arson and insurance fraud. However, I am not a native speaker, so my solutions may be very rescricted to what you can find in a book on descriptive grammar. There may be an objection to the sequence of tenses, but it sounds perfectly alright to me, and I am surprised that only one forero has mentioned it up to now.
However, this is not really a crafted biography/autobiography (which is what I expected) but actually transcripts of taped interviews that don't appear to be edited much at all.
As a performer who was evidently proud of her feminine attributes and aware of the power that came with them, I remain a touch unconvinced by her claims to almost complete naïveté.If it's a conditional, then how come it's not as idiomatic to say "If I smoked here, would you mind? The question hypothesises one event coming first ("I smoked") and then asked whether it would then be true that now "you mind". You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. g., people who smoke or who do not smoke) are included and excluded as part of local community life. These proceed as a series of mostly sequential anecdotes and interesting fragments of her experiences.