What place is this?

In this quiz our readers are asked to name the place that is the subject of certain quotations. You do not have to name the person who made the quote; just use the Comments section on the blog to tell me what place the experts are talking about.

The people are unreal. The flowers are unreal, they don’t smell.”

The most important deals . . . are finalized on golf courses or around swimming pools.”

A city with all the personality of a paper cup.”

Here you wake up in the morning and listen to the birds coughing in the trees.”

The most beautiful slave quarters in the world.”

I worked on Monday and got fired on Wednesday: the guy who hired me was fired on Tuesday.”

Strip the phony tinsel off . . .and you’ll find the real tinsel underneath.”

A town where inferior people have a way of making superior people look inferior.”

An extraordinary kind of temporary place.”

The only way to be a success in . . .is to be as obnoxious as the next fellow.”

It provided the kind of luxury that only really exists for the sons of Latin-American dictators.”

It’s a place where, if you don’t have happiness, you send out for it.”

Paradise with a lobotomy.”

In . . . you can be forgotten if you go out to the lavatory.”

The only asylum run by the inmates.”

There’s nothing wrong with the place that six first-class funerals wouldn’t cure.”

And finally, someone who worked there said,

I went to Scotland and found nothing there that looks like Scotland.”

and that is the clue to the answer to this month’s quiz

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About Dean Swift

‘Dean Swift’ is a pen name: the author has been a soldier; he has worked in sales, TV, the making of films, as a teacher of English and history and a journalist. He is married with three grown-up children. They live in Spain.

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