Eagle-eyed Reader Makes Important Thrupiece Connection
Hot on the heels of news that former French local government worker and one-time 60's icon Françine Ardèlie is to re-release her famous single "I'm all over the place" on the prestigious Hornimint Nostalgia label, comes a discovery by eagle-eyed reader Chesney Sparrow-Hawkes which links the elfin pin-up - almost inevitably one now feels - to the late Professor Brian Thrupiece.
Mr Sparrow-Hawkes - an avid reader of Unique Dorset Homes - noticed, on the Magazine's January 2015 edition cover, a photograph of the interior of the late Professor's final home near Lyme Regis on the wall of which hangs an autographed photograph of Mlle Ardèlie with an "intimate" inscription. It reads: "A Professeur Brian avec amour, Françine Ardèlie xxx".
Conran Prurient, author of "Professor Thrupiece and the Nipple: The Story of An Obsession" believes that this may be an important piece of the as yet incomplete Thrupiece jigsaw which deepens our knowledge of the Professor's later work. "We know that he preferred - always - to draw and paint his true muse - Ms Sizemore - but we also know that when she was unavailable (for whatever reason - generally exhaustion), he tried to find look-a-likes capable of feeding his undiminished desire to get to grips with his subject. It makes perfect sense that he should seek out La Shelley-Lulette Sizemore française, even if this meant crossing the Dorset border. Equally, the Professor - a motor-racing ace in his own right - may have met Mlle Ardèlie on the set of the film Grand Prix and the signed photograph may date from that time. Nothing is certain except that this is certainly an important and intriguing lead. We may have to examine some of the Shelley-Lulettes more closely - they may turn out be Françine Ardèlies. I look forward to examining them in the most forensic detail, tedious as this might seem to some".
How often have we said it before? .... Watch this space!
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The January 2015 Cover of Unique Dorset Homes has quickened interest in the links between Professor Thrupiece and the French chanteuse Françine Ardèlie. Did she too fall under the Culinary Bio-ethicist's spell?