Robert Bryans' The Dust Has Never Settled.

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Robert Bryans' The Dust Has Never Settled.

Postby guruilla » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:43 pm

The Needle was lent the personal copy of ‘The Dust Never Settled’ of a very senior journalist who described it as “a book that will become the Conspiracy Theorists bible in 10 to 20 years time”

Another good friend of The Needle described Robin Bryans as “the kind of character who would keep on popping up every time I reached a dead end in my investigations. He’d supply a name on a piece of paper and suggest that this was the person I needed to talk to, invariably he was right. It was always a mystery how he seemed to know what I needed to know.” He went on to describe a rather extraordinary meeting at his home where Robin Bryans, Paul Foot, and himself were trying to piece together connections between Kincora and Elm Guest House which they believe existed. (O’ to be a fly on the wall)
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Postby Wombaticus Rex » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:51 pm

Trying to get some typing certifications so I'm happy to transcribe the back cover synopsis -- holy shit, this sounds like a dot-connector, thank you for introducing this.

Also, this is a fabulous run-on sentence festival and a hoot to type, which helps. Word to James Fenimore Cooper.

In 1940, the German Resistance sent Lonsdale Bryans with peace proposals to the British Government, followed by the ill-fated flight of Rudolf Hess who was imprisoned in Wales surrounded by intrigue which enmeshed the author of this book, sent to Wales from Belfast when 16, ostensibly as a student missionary. Robin Bryans tells an amazing story of his consequent life with the rich and famous, some bizarre but not least because many murders and suicides among them had no inquests. In spite of threats about criminal libel from various governments, he reveals events about the Hess circle which the British and American authorities have embargoed until 2017.

He also reveals more than other books so far about his betrayal by the Soviet spy Anthony Blunt, who hid behind immunity from prosecution to avoid giving evidence in the High Court. The spy's evidence would have shown why the War Cabinet stopped sponsoring Lonsdale Bryan's peace mission, so costing millions of lives which might otherwise have been saved. Blunt also avoided giving vital evidence about the Bryans family's involvement with Lord Mountbatten and Rudolf Hess, while the author deals with claims that Blunt's visits to the homes of their mutual friend, Louis MacNeice the poet, formed a part of a Belfast pederast mafia that led to the 1970s sex scandal at Kincora Boys Home.

The father of Fascism, poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, took his women lovers to Rome's Palazzo Doria where he was shocked when the young Prince Filippo Doria returned home from Cambridge with his English cousin, Adeline de la Feld, who later made Robin Bryans her literary executor. Known as Filippo and Filippa, the young cousins outraged D'Annunzio by preaching Futurism that ran counter to D'Annunzio's glorification of Ancient Rome. Adeline de la Feld's neice, Bridget Parsons, after refusing to marry Prince George of Kent, caused her own storms when her step-nephew, Lord Snowdon, married Kent's neice, Princess Margaret.

Filippo and Filippa's grandmother, the Duchess of Newcastle, inherited from her father, Henry Hope, the fabulous diamonds that belong to Marie Antoinette and which form a sinister part of this book. These jewels were disputed in the law courts for 140 years and in the 1970s blighted Robin Bryan's life, as though with their famous jinx. Queen Mary knew these jewels from girlhood and liked to visit the Newcastles' former London house where the Surveyor of the King's Pictures, Sir Anthony Blunt, lived as Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art. Blunt's friend James Pope-Hennessy, stayed with Bridget Parsons and Adeline de la Feld while writing the authorised life of Queen Mary. Before being murdered, Pope-Hennessy was earlier assaulted by John Sparrow of All Souls for accusing the right-wing warden of being 'a failure and regarded, not by All Souls only, but by the whole University with contempt and dislike.' Sparrow equated male homosexuality with genius and Robin Bryan's rebuttal of this featured in 30 years of High Court litigation in which only Bryans won damages.

His earlier books of autobiography have recently been paperbacked and The Times said of the first, 'He is on all planes at once, humorous, detailed and objective as a Brueghel village scene; quietly indignant over injustices practised by the toffs; pullzed, exploratory, expectant, as a growing boy .. He writes as one with a true sense of poetry...'


Just wanted to interject one thing: from my limited vantage point, I see the claim that a UK-3rd Reich peace would have saved millions of lives bizarre -- I see the realistic path from there being a renewed effort on the Russian front and the extermination of many millions more Soviets than even Stalin thought possible.

From there, things would have gotten worse pretty fast.
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Re: Robert Bryans' The Dust Has Never Settled.

Postby guruilla » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:23 pm

No Problem. I joined scribd for a month just to DL it. If anyone wants a copy, PM me with an email addy. Or maybe I'll UL to my site.
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Postby guruilla » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Wombaticus Rex » Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:51 pm wrote:Trying to get some typing certifications so I'm happy to transcribe the back cover synopsis -- holy shit, this sounds like a dot-connector, thank you for introducing this.

Any luck reading it so far?

I've been trying for the past three days; about halfway through and basically just been skimming every page for names or what look like juicy/coherent passages. The book is almost totally impenetrable, an endless series of names and place and occasional dates, shifting mid paragraph sometimes mid-sentence back to some possibly previously described person or event, sometimes using first names - Peter who? - I get a feeling of panic now when I just start to read a paragraph.

Seems like it is written in code much of the time, since the author can't come out and incriminate people without being sued, but beyond that, he's describing a very different paradigm from the inside, and it must be meant for those who are already part of the world being described, not for the outsider. There is no hand-holding but the opposite, blink and you lost the thread. It reminds me of the movie Syriana: if you aren't completely lost within the first five minutes, you must be one of them!

I have found some things of definite value, but it ain't no picnic.
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Postby Wombaticus Rex » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:26 pm

guruilla » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:16 pm wrote:The book is almost totally impenetrable, an endless series of names and place and occasional dates, shifting mid paragraph sometimes mid-sentence back to some possibly previously described person or event, sometimes using first names - Peter who? - I get a feeling of panic now when I just start to read a paragraph.


LMFAO!!! I really wonder how different my own answer would have been. That's a pretty verbatim accounting of my own interaction with this book.

I lack any context for parsing the social networks and sly references, I have skipped around to a number of chapters in hopes that the first two were just a Finnegans Wake type hazing ritual...nope.

I'm gonna be going through Jimmy's autobio this weekend.
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Postby semper occultus » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:56 pm

....count me in as another skimmer....first came across these in Lobster magazine...but sadly missed the tv appearance...maybe on a video upload site of your choice...the bit about the young man with ambitions to keep a limbless servant boy's torso alive in a suitcase for personal use stayed with me somewhat...

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Re: Robert Bryans' The Dust Has Never Settled.

Postby guruilla » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:49 pm

Some tidbits from Dust:

The cursing took place during the black mass or by fouling their premises in exactly the same way as the first Mrs. T.S. Eliot had done when she put excrement through the letter box of Faber and Faber [etc.] (p. 59)

Bryans then refers to ‘parcels of shit.’ This passage struck me because my brother admitted to doing similar things in his memoir, including mailing one of his turds wrapped inside a Tiffany’s box to a female critic.

Both Pope Paul VI and Cardinal Suenens were not real Christians but masters of pagan temples where ‘atavistic rites, all with sexual undertones, take the place of religion.’ (p. 65)

In 1935 Captain Jack [Macnamarra] appointed Guy Burgess as his secretary whose main task seems to have been the procurement of young boys for the sexual gratification of both Archdeacon Sharp and Captain Macnamarra. They took a large party of English schoolboys to the Nuremberg Rally, and others to the Olympic Games in Berlin. The fact-finding missions of the Anglo-German Fellowship were duly related to Geronwy Rees as wild homosexual orgies… (p. 119)

When proof-reading [Kenneth] Walker’s books in the 1940s I could not have imagined that the Gurdjieff and Ouspensky disciple, a rather dry professor of medicine, would have his own, quite distinct cult followers in such exotic places as Rio de Janeiro. (p. 126)

(Walker was one of the founders of the PIE-affiliated Albany Trust.)

Harold Nicolson had wanted desperately to work at the Ministry of Information because so ‘seldom have so many literary intellectuals been assembled under one roof.’ (p. 294)

Peter [Churchill] not only wrote art criticism for Labour’s New Statesman, but often stood in for and then succeeded Tom Driberg as William Hickey [pseudonymous byline of a gossip column] on the Tory Daily Express. (p. 355)

When Dickie Mountbatten wanted somebody to show his nephew, Prince Philip, around Parliament before the marriage with the heir to the throne, Princess Elizabeth, Mountbatten asked Tom Driberg. (p. 356)

(Interesting because Mountbatten reputedly introduced Savile to Prince Philip)

[Hugh] Dalton had been one of the two founding members of the Cambridge Fabians . . . In addition to supporting fellow Etonians, known for their scandalous private lives when Dalton’s career could be served by it, he also gave doses of gall to old Etonians within the Labour party. Dalton observed in his war diary, ‘Faringdon, a pansy pacifist of whose private tendencies it might be slander to speak freely.’ Lord Faringdon had proved himself a courageous if indiscreet Treasurer of the National Council for Civil Liberties during the war, but Dalton’s main interest in Gavin Faringdon was his connection to Brendan Bracket. (p. 367-8)

(NCCL had ties to PIE.)

(Also noted that one of Dalton’s offices was “Minister of Economic Warfare”! Sure enough, it’s real office:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minister_ ... ic_Warfare )


Some names I've jotted down as I go that may be worth further investigation:

Guy Liddell
Evan Tredegar (Crowley-pal)
Frank Shelley-Mills
Wyn Henderson
Francis Rose
John McKeague
E.M. Forster
Knox Cunningham
Brian McDermott (murder victim)
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