Talk:Harry King

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I don't see any mention of John Ruskin's classic fairy tale The King of the Golden River, a story of the three brothers(1), again. That river could provide actual metallic gold to the upright, honest, compassionate youngest brother, again.

(1) Not, in this case, the beautiful princess and the two sisty step-uglers. They're a set.
--Old Dickens 23:59, 28 June 2009 (UTC)

His roundworld doppelganger?

Harry's Roundworld identity?

There could well be a tenuous link - established via Raising Steam - between Sir Harry King and northern English comedian and club impresario Bernard Manning. Like Harry, Bernard was a plain speaker who made a career out of muck - in his case, filthy and ill-taste jokes. He ran nightclubs in the Manchester area, and also had a direct way with those who would seek to take advantage of his good nature. Like Harry, he loved his old Duchess - in this case, his mum - was generous to those who were loyal to him, and supported good causes and charities with large amounts of cash. He was also not a man to cross or get on the wrong side of. Pictures of Bernard in his glory days have a very Harry King feel to them.AgProv (talk) 10:55, 28 March 2014 (UTC)


Of course, toilet itself is a euphemism, and bathroom is hardly more bizarre than water closet. Is there actually a non-euphemistic, non-proprietary. generic name for the device? --Old Dickens (talk) 17:50, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Part of the language

And eventually, when the King of the Golden River was long dead and a locomotive no more remarkable than a passing cloud, folk would affirm an opinion with: By the Lord Harry!
--Old Dickens (talk) 17:38, 6 July 2017 (UTC)