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
Under the unsympathetic, blackest vault of a grieving heaven, an agitated bulkhead creaks, butch stringers snap, robust rivets moan in metronomic rhythm and herculean girders groan as a remorseless nor’wester’s kindred waves of replete urchins torment a rickety hull, of late in unbridled panic. Little wonder a weak-kneed full moon shies away. No place for … More POOR BASTIAAN?
An extract from the diaries of Twattersley Fromage MBE – History Explained! How could I have known at the time, drunk as a skunk as I then was that my brief encounter with Svetlana’s headboard would leave its permanent mark upon the history of the infernal bickering’s twixt royal sovereigns? Best I begin at the … More SVETLANA’S HEADBOARD OF CIRCUMSTANCE
Foreign Office, London, April 1941: London is in the throes of sustained strategic bombing raids from the German Luftwaffe – aka ‘The Blitz.’ On the basis she is one of the very few people in England fluent in French, brave young Foreign Office secretary Tiffany has been seconded by British Special Operations to be … More CARRY ON TIFFANY – An account of young Tiffany’s WW2 covert mission to Northern France!
“I say Carruthers I think I’m more confused than ever now! I really don’t know what’s going on. That dastardly head of MI6 has just advised that we have got to keep a ‘lert’ here at the Foreign Office. What the bloody hell is a ‘lert’ – I didn’t like to ask in case … More MI6 ADVISE THE FOREIGN OFFICE IN LONDON TO KEEP ALERT – A tale of ‘silliness’ in the extreme!
“I say Carruthers just had a tete-a-tete with the head of MI6. He’s very agitated you know – reckons we’ve got a mole in the Foreign Office no less!” “A mole you say? Well I can say for certain we once had a couple of cockroaches in the kitchens when that typically dirty Jonny … More CARRY ON CARRUTHERS – A ‘silly’ tale of espionage!