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Leaving Barbary Lane: when life mirrors fiction and all good things come to an end

When I moved here (5 years ago next month) I made a slightly tongue-in-cheek comparison to Mary-Ann Singleton. Her character – young, from out-of-town, wide eyed and naive – is finding her way in bohemian San Francisco. Granted the comparison between she and … Continue reading

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A note to Estella

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The landlady

I spoke at length to the landlady when I moved into the house last week. She was pleasant, charming, interesting and interested. She reminds me of a couple of people, one of whom is Anna Madrigal. Of course, if you … Continue reading

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This is it

So D-Day finally came. Yesterday. I moved home. I left amorphous zone 3 suburbia (where I’d lived for 8 years), swapping it for a residential district of zone 1 – in Westminster, central London. It was quite a busy day. … Continue reading

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