Think of Professor Thrupiece. Think of his intimate circle and who springs to mind? Mrs Amanda J Threadbone of course: relative, almost single-handed bearer of the burden of his legacy and CEO of all of the Thrupiece-related and Thrupiece-derived companies and organisations. A much celebrated Dorset institution in her own right, Mrs Threadbone unquestionably heads the list. Then there's Shelley-Lulette Sizemore, friend, companion, muse and quite possible the person to whom Professor Thrupiece was closest (allegedly as near as 20 feet) when he disappeared on that fateful day in the Hotel Cornarvin. And what of Audrey Badminton-Court, colleague and collaborator and possible co-author of the Thrupiece Tables: a woman who has steadfastly held aloft the scientific torch which Professor Thrupiece ignited so memorably all those years ago? Do we not recall also Celia Notso-Pointy, lifelong companion of Audrey who gave such comfort and warm support to Professor Thrupiece in difficult times? Strong women all whose names are indelibly written in the record of the life of Professor Brian Thrupiece, "the great man" and "maker of the modern world".
But there is surely another name to be counted amongst those to be hallowed in the favoured inner circle, a name missing from this familiar litany, a name which not so long ago would have ranked first amongst those responsible for the continuance of the Professor's work in the period immediately following his demise. That of the relatively unsung, publicity-shy art patron, authoress and entrepreneur: Mrs Edna Whisky MacNightly.
Lest we forget it was Mrs Whisky-McNightly who first took up the reigns of the (admittedly much smaller) thrupieceorganisation when it found itself in catastrophic disarray in the spring of 2005. It was she who wrestled with the recalcitrant authorities of Magdalene College Cambridge to reinstate the Professor in his rightful place amongst its most distinguished alumni. It was on her initiative too, that the tremendous natural force that is Mrs Threadbone was brought in to manage the Professor's "post disappeared presumed absent" affairs and to transform a small multi national into the global force it is today.
So it is with great pleasure and a measure of deep satisfaction that we celebrate the appearance of a new and full biography of Mrs Whisky-MacNightly in the Threadbone Press's Threadbone Biographical Monographs Series. Written by Mrs Amanda J Threadbone this definitive study "written with insight and affection from someone who knows", is the third in the series following previous and much-acclaimed studies of Professor Thrupiece himself (fittingly authored by Mrs Whisky-McNightly) and Shelley-Lulette Sizemore (by Brenda Oats).
The series has gathered numerous accolades already - "Perhaps the single most impressive series of Dorset-based Biographical Monographs to have appeared this year" [BIOGRAPHICAL MONOGRAPHS MONTHLY] - and Mrs Threadbone's magnificent account is surely set to raise the bar still higher, whilst finally bringing to public attention the remarkable life and work of Great Heaving's "Quiet One", the simply marvellous Edna Whisky-McNightly.
Readers will be delighted to know that serialisation rights have been purchased by the Threadbone Newspaper and Magazine Group's Sydling St Nicholas Sun. The first instalment will appear on Sunday 22nd April.
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Latest in a distinguished series, Edna Whisk-McNightly by Amanda J Threadbone is set to raise the public's awareness of the huge debt owed to this "quiet and unassuming yet strong and passionate" doyen of Dorset's public and corporate affairs.