Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Equity Train is Leaving

‘The Equity Train is leaving!’ bellowed a City pillock wearing a pair of earphones the size of sunflower heads, on my train last evening as it approached Esher Station, to what appeared to be a potential investor he was trying … Continue reading

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Edvard Munch Receives a Letter

14 May 1893 Several weeks having passed since the terryifying loss of my Season Ticket, I had been lodging in that miserable abode of pain and suffering, Croydon Workhouse, where, at the utmost extremity after my daily expenditure on railway tickets … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap!

The London commuter has evolved to be a simple, ruthless animal, subject to few emotions when travelling, generally contempt, anxiety and derision. Note eternal truth of this when taking Jubilee Tube from Westminster tube station in evening, en-route to Waterloo. … Continue reading

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The Horror! The Horror!

‘Loud blows Heimdall, the horn is aloft, In fear quake all who on Hel-roads are’ Völuspá, Poetic Edda, Henry Adams Bellows’ translation It’s not widely known that the real reason the figure on the bridge in Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ … Continue reading

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