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I am on such an exciting new project now. I am as thrilled by the prospect of tightening my belt and living like a monk and saving money now as I used to be by living wildly

I am on such an exciting new project now. I am as thrilled by the prospect of tightening my belt, and living like a monk, and saving money now, as I used to be by living wildly and spraying my money around and living hedonistically. 364 more words

"Mancestre....is the fairest, best buildied, quikkest and most populus Tounne of al Lancastreshire" (John Leland, 1538)

The final part of my cities trilogy of posts sees me in Manchester, a place that has made worldwide news in recent times for the most tragic of reasons. 1,235 more words

Books

THOMAS DE QUINCEY AND ANN OF OXFORD STREET

Two of Soho’s most legendary characters have been spotted again in the vicinity.
Romantic writer Thomas De Quincey and his tragic consort – a sex-worker known… 612 more words