20 January, 2010

Dixit et Fecit:

"The most astounding result of my friendship with Marie-Hélène was the idea that the Rothschilds might buy the Hôtel Lambert. In 1975 Marie-Hélène lunched with me and I told her that the Czartoryskis were attempting to evict me from my rooms. "I don't know why we don't buy it", she said as we reached the cheese. Hardly had she had the idea than she telephoned Guy at the bank:"Do you feel young enough and romantic enough to change the course of your life in the space of two hours?" she asked him.

"Why not?" answered Guy a little nervously.
...So they bought the Lambert..."

by Alexis, Baron de Redé