Yearly Archives: 2013

RANDOM AROMAS or The smell of life

This morning on start the week they were talking about smells and I remembered smells from long ago. I went to Moscow a while ago and it smelled like London in the fifties and I loved that. I have no … Continue reading

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It’s Jazz man# the Mapleton club

Inside, this club is seriously devoted to jazz, among other things. In the centre of the floor are many chairs set out in totally straight lines and occupied by the jazz cognoscenti: serious characters who make not a sound neither … Continue reading

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Being an ‘Old Lady’

The first time I realised that I had officially achieved old lady status was when Nick Churchill interviewed me about my novel. We spoke on the phone and his voice went into surprise mode when he told me that he … Continue reading

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Joe Lyons Gift to the West End

FINGS ‘AINT WOT THEY USED TO BE Number 10. I enjoy the great benefits that Joe Lyons has brought to the West End. The Coventry Street Corner House is startling in the way it fits in and complements deviant life. … Continue reading

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The ladies hairdresser ’59

FINGS ‘AINT WOT THEY USED TO BE Number 8. This is in part from Shindig Returns. As soon as I hit Soho all doubt leaves me, it feels as if she has taken me in her arms and holds on … Continue reading

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