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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 on her like an

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untimely frost.” Also known as “Becky the Scrapyard Queen” on account of the subject 404 Not Found matter of her paintings – mostly wrecked cars and vans on roads
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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 September/October 2020 It’s not true that King Juan Carlos 404 Not Found is hiding out in Bradley’s Spanish Bar. He only used that cupboard under the stairs while waiting for one of those


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posh penthouses over the road to

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

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Dick French: On The Town – July 2020

Dick French July/August

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2020 Reading Pepys again about the plague of 1666. Not one for self-isolating, he was still enthusiastically putting it about: “Thence to Betty Martin and there 404 Not Found did tout ce que je voudrais avec her and
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drank and away 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


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interesting to read

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the letters of John Ruskin alongside those of 404 Not Found Vincent van Gogh. Most 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 the start. 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 two pairs of trousers? It was all the rage in Camden Town twenty years ago but you seldom see it now. The outer pair

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would be cut at the knee 404 Not Found to reveal the underlying pair. There’s one chap on
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Queen’s Crescent who carries on the tradition. Apart from the […]