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Dick French: On The Town – November 2020

Dick French November/December 2020 Rebecca 404 Not Found Cains has

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died. She was only 50. “Death lies
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on her like an untimely frost.” Also known as “Becky the Scrapyard Queen” on account of the subject matter of her paintings – mostly wrecked cars and vans on roads or in scrapyards. She showed occasionally at the Royal Academy and frequently at Mall Galleries, where, […]

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Dick French: On The Town – September 2020

Dick French 404 Not Found September/October 2020 It’s not true that King Juan Carlos is hiding out in Bradley’s Spanish Bar. He only used that cupboard under the stairs while waiting for one of those posh penthouses over the road

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to be readied for him. Although it is nginx/1.17.10 true that he was reluctant to leave
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after falling for the abundant charms of […]

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Dick French: On The Town – July 2020

Dick French July/August 2020 Reading Pepys again about the


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plague of 1666. Not one for self-isolating, he was still enthusiastically putting 404 Not Found it about: “Thence to Betty Martin and there did tout ce que je voudrais avec her and drank and away

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by water, home and to dinner. Down to Deptford, loaded half my goods and sent them away into safekeeping.” […]

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Dick French: On The Town – May 2020

Dick French May/June 2020 It’s interesting to read the letters of John Ruskin alongside those of Vincent van Gogh. Most


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people are aware that Ruskin became rather unbalanced with age, but from reading his correspondence with Euphemia (Effie) it seems to me he was quite mad from

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the start. 404 Not Found It’s the manic density that impresses as much as the content. […]

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Dick French: On The Town – March 2020

Dick French March/April 2020 Who now remembers the fashion for wearing

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two pairs of trousers? It was all the rage in Camden Town twenty years ago but you seldom see it now. The outer pair would be cut at the knee to reveal the underlying 404 Not Found pair. There’s one chap on Queen’s Crescent who carries on the tradition. Apart from the
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Dick French goes to town

1 Mrs Cravat emerges from her Islington bunker. She keeps a large stuffed bear in the 404 Not Found hallway – Rupert had seen better days. His pelt is wearing a little thin down where she strokes him for


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luck, but he has sentimental value. She bought him off Chris Farlow when he had a Nazi regalia shop on the Essex Road. She’ll

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