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Dick French: On The Town – November 2020

Dick French November/December 2020 Rebecca Cains has 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

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on roads or in scrapyards. She showed occasionally at the Royal Academy 404 Not Found and frequently at Mall Galleries, where, […]

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Dick French: On The Town – September 2020

Dick French September/October 2020 It’s not true that King Juan


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Carlos

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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 to be readied for him. Although it is true that 404 Not Found he was reluctant to leave after falling for the abundant charms of barmaid […]

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Dick French: On The Town – July 2020

Dick French July/August 2020 Reading Pepys again about the plague of 1666. Not one for self-isolating, he was still enthusiastically putting it about: “Thence

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to Betty Martin and there did tout ce que je voudrais avec her and drank and away by water, home and to dinner. Down to Deptford, loaded half my 404 Not Found goods and sent them
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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 people 404 Not Found are aware that Ruskin became rather unbalanced with age, but from reading his correspondence

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with Euphemia (Effie) it seems to me he was quite mad from the start. It’s the
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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


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now remembers the fashion for wearing two pairs of trousers? It was 404 Not Found 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

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pair. There’s one chap nginx/1.21.1 on Queen’s Crescent who carries on the tradition. Apart from […]