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June 08, 2004


Robert the Llama Butcher

Now THAT is fascinating. Aside from the beauty of the flower, I love these little stories - it reminds me of Ian Fleming's decision to name James Bond after an ornithologist who had written a book on birds of the Carribbean, a subject of great interest to Fleming.


I tried to click on the link for "lawyer, horticulturalist etc." and it told me I didn't have permission to access the file.

Chan S.

Thanks, Robert--that's a nifty (and new to me) tidbit about "James Bond".

Kathy, the link seems to work OK at my end, but you never know with these things. There's not much content at the link beyond what's in the quote (the information on Archie Brand is a short entry in a longer list of (go figure) lilac breeders). If it still doesn't work (and you're still curious), doing a Google search on the quote will probably turn up the site (it's called "Syringa, Appendix D, Last update: August 10, 2000"), perhaps with a link that works better.

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