Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Hero of our Home

This is William John Gempton. He came into our home via the convergence of two collecting paths – (1) my policy of rescuing handsome men from a ghastly eternity spent forgotten in a box in some secondhand shop and – … Continue reading

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Men about the house.

I have managed to persist in writing and editing a book while the house has been undergoing that curious species of madness known as renovation. I did this through the purchase of some earplugs costing less than $7. They’re not particularly … Continue reading

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Beverly Nichols and the Christmas rose

I am a big fan of the, now sadly obscure, writer Beverly Nichols, who if you can get in the groove of his somewhat arch queeny tone – is one of those fab interwar English poufs with an obsession with … Continue reading

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