FRESH FLESH & CHILLED CHABLIS Berlin, oh my Berlinin those years between two warsyou were coarse, of course, you knew ita reprobate behind closed doors decadence’s dream unfetteredyour nightclubs lewd and crudeWeimar culture babes ‘a dancing’most times in the naughty naked nude transvestites, candelabra’ssmall dark venues, dimly litcabaret within a smoky hazesuch a perfect fit The … More FRESH FLESH & CHILLED CHABLIS
My new book: ‘The Blue-Eyed Cat’ has finally been freed from her solitary confinement within the lonely prison cell that is my dark and empty skull. At last at liberty, the world is now her oyster…although all indications are that her ideal preference would be pride of place upon the shelf of a grand bookcase … More THE BLUE-EYED CAT
(artwork by Ted Giffin) A fragment from within my new book, ‘Notoriously Naked Flames’. This piece is taken from near the beginning of the tale. The picture above, by artist Ted Giffin (www.tedgiffin.com) captures perfectly the look of my heroine as I perceived her. EARLY SUMMER 1952 – SUSSEX, ENGLAND She examines her defenceless giant … More EARLY SUMMER 1952 – SUSSEX, ENGLAND
In the early hours, around the time of the summer solstice of 2016 the torturous drip, drip, drip of a blocked guttering woke me up from a zonked-out nightmare. I found myself contemplating the fact that for reasons unclear I was bored beyond measure. I’d previously written a couple of books of what I had … More NOTORIOUSLY NAKED FLAMES
Come the days of retribution, the days when the remnants of shameless evil would be tracked down, hopefully eradicated, Argentina would become her home from home. As of now though, the unbearable midsummer dusty dry heat, a thing the medics had long since insisted that, with her specific condition, she should avoid, plus the foulest … More AN IMPROBABLE ASSASSIN
“Have you had any interesting jobs Charlie?” “Depends what you call interesting Stan.” “You know……like a job out of the norm……a bit like me when I took the step up the social ladder from dustman to postman. Stuff like that.” “Dustman to postman – that’s hardly interesting yet as it happens back in the day … More MARLENE DIETRICH’S HITHERTO UNKNOWN PASSION FOR WHELKS & OTHER MARINE GASTROPOD MOLLUSC’S
What I have here is one of many lyrics my son George has written. He has just finished University gaining a ‘first’ in Music Technology and whilst the link below is only for a demo version of the melody the lyric is set to I rather like it and thought it worth sharing here on … More BUSKING IN BERLIN
A CAMEO OF PARISIAN LIFE BEFORE THE EURO “Now sonny boy, give my shoes a fine polish and I’ll give you one franc.” “My names not Frank and I wouldn’t touch you with a barge pole with a boxing glove on the end, Madame.” A CAMEO OF LONDON LIFE BEFORE THE EURO “Now sonny … More IN TIMES BEFORE THE EURO – A caption to a randomly chosen picture!