At Freddie’s

At Freddie’s

It must have been 1963, because the musical of Dombey and Son was running at the Alexandra, and it must have been the autumn, because it was surely some time in October that a performance was seriously delayed because two of the cast had slipped and hurt More info →
Beginning of Spring,The

Beginning of Spring,The

In 1913 the journey from Moscow to Charing Cross, changing at Warsaw, cost fourteen pounds, six shillings and threepence and took two and a half days. More info →
Blue Flower, The
Bookshop, The
Gate of Angels, The

Gate of Angels, The

How could the wind be so strong, so far inland, that cyclists coming into the town in the late afternoon looked more like sailors in peril? More info →
Golden Child, The

Golden Child, The

The enormous building waited as though braced to defend itself, standing back resolutely from its great courtyard under a frozen January sky, colourless, cloudless, leafless and pigeonless. More info →
Innocence

Innocence

Anyone can tell when they are passing the Ridolfi villa, the Ricordanza, because of the stone statues of what are known as "the Dwarfs"on the highest part of the surrounding walls. More info →
Offshore

Offshore

"Are we to gather that Dreadnought is asking us all to do something dishonest?" Richard asked. More info →