Foreign News: Violet to Copenhagen

Last week Detroit lost, and Copenhagen was about to gain a rare and spectacular British diplomatic hostess. Leslie C. Hughes-Hallett, British consul in Detroit, sailed from Manhattan to become consul general at Copenhagen. Of greater interest was the fact that Consul Hughes-Hallett was taking along his blue-eyed, dark-haired wife, Violet Holmes-Tidy Hughes-Hallett. She likes snakes and rats.

As a child in India, Hostess Hughes-Hallett was taught by her father, a British Army officer, to love all animals and especially those that other people despised. When she was three, Father Holmes-Tidy got her used to snakes by keeping a 14-foot python as a...

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