Tag Archives: London

In the midst of life

Saturday 17 December 1983. The Science Museum basement, London Not many people – to my knowledge – had seen that basement. Apart from staff. But there wasn’t time for a good look around. There had been a bomb threat and … Continue reading

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Flying down to Rio

It’s late April, 1980 BE.*                                                                                                            *Before Email I’m in an office in London, not far from the Houses of Parliament. Listening for the stutter of an incoming telex. Sending a telex is quite a skill, especially correcting mistakes. And I’m … Continue reading

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Stilettoes, a crotch and a strong scent of …

Whatever you’re thinking it’s probably wrong. But I don’t care. Actually, that’s a lie. I do care. I’m writing while listening to the radio, to a woman who’s CEO of Lloyds of London, ‘the world’s specialist insurance market’. Globally important, … Continue reading

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