Any colour… as long as it is black

Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black. — Henry Ford, remark about the Model T in 1909 By ModelTMitch [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

The French Lieutenant’s Woman

The Cobb has invited what familiarity breeds for at least seven hundred years, and the real Lymers will never see much more to it than a long claw of old grey wall that flexes itself against the sea. — John Fowles, opening lines to the French Lieutenant’s Woman. The Cobb, is the name given to the…