Today, I am told, George and Pattie Harrison went to the north of England to visit George’s parents, who lived  in “a bungalow named Sevenoaks, which was situated on Old Pewterspear Lane in the village of Appleton Thorn, Warrington.” Has there ever been a more British sentence that that one?

This is what passes for Beatles news during this quiet period. Why belabor the point? It’s a holiday here, and we fought a whole war not to be British anymore.