Where Is Princess Di? Has She Already Been Airbrushed out of Royal History? the Answer May Be Found on the Postcard Racks at Windsor
Barker, Paul, New Statesman (1996)
You can smell "heritage" everywhere in Windsor. It is the same smell you get in a National Trust shop: a mixture of scented soap, potpourri, beeswax candles, milk chocolate and herbal teas. When the East End of London was full of working breweries such as Truman's and Charrington's you could always tell when they were making beer; the air in the streets was sticky with malt. The Royal Borough of Windsor brews heritage.
It is England the way we would like to be seen. The views look as though they sprang straight off a tea-towel or out of a jigsaw. Coming out of the Riverside station, the first thing you notice is a pub (mock Tudor) and the walls and towers of the castle (mostly mock mediaeval). Almost everything you see of the castle was built in the high Romantic heyday …
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Publication information: Article title: Where Is Princess Di? Has She Already Been Airbrushed out of Royal History? the Answer May Be Found on the Postcard Racks at Windsor. Contributors: Barker, Paul - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 125. Issue: 4293 Publication date: July 19, 1996. Page number: 54. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1996 Gale Group.
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