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Fiction

Although I was reluctant to do so, I have found it impossible to explore the world of Mayfair, Soho and Chelsea in the twenties and thirties without continually referring to Literature. 382 more words

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Voices

In the 1969 Sunday Times colour supplement article on the murder of Lord Erroll in Kenya, which would eventually beget the book and film “White Mischief”, Cyril Connolly began his contribution thus, 780 more words

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Chelsea Sandwiches

Apart from Peter Hitchens and the people who post in the Daily Mail’s comment sections, very few people still believe that sexual promiscuity only started in the 1960s. 1,062 more words

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Who were these people?

What interests me about Elvira Barney and “Michael” Scott Stephen is their relationship to  “The Bright Young People”. The people who visited Elvira’s mews flat were at the more outrageous end of what the press termed “The Smart Set”. 167 more words

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2010: Year in Review

You are joking aren’t you?

In the words of Loudon Wainwright III: ‘Who in the world needs a review? Once was enough for me thank you’ 484 more words

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Little Detchie-Head

Look, I was going to keep this for after I’d done a longer piece on Brooke, but it’s taking so goddam long that I might as well just whack this up anyway, from… 1,058 more words

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'Allo boys, I've been away, I've 'ad a bit of a 'oliday

The pen grows rusty in the grip, the ink runs dry and the page remains blank with unexpressed thoughts. As a consequence the inexpressible becomes unattainable. 7,680 more words

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