Nothing is new in this world. The story of the attraction between actresses and royalty has been repeated down the ages: Lillie Langtry and the future Edward VII, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier, and so on. 1,723 more words
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Today’s blog is based on the facts that, first, it is St David’s Day; St David being the patron saint of Wales and, second, that I had a recent ‘I never knew that’ moment when I learned that the Pretenders were (apart from Chrissie Hynde) from Hereford. 379 more words
So I went on a “ghost walk” last night. Which was more about pissed old prozzies than ghosts. I did however learn this.
There was a beer flood around Tottenham Court Station. 192 more words
This is the second part of my three part series on Society, Stage and the Rake’s Progress. You can read the first here.
‘The identification of Rochester with Dorimant was very likely intentional, a part of the design by Etherege and the managers to assure the success of ‘The Man of Mode’’ 1,641 more words
I meet Victor (not his real name) at a cafe near the Marble Arch. He’s sitting outside, but by this time there is the chill in the air that always arrives with the evening in Britain, even in the summer months, so we move indoors. 845 more words