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Retrenchee Reads a Book of Etiquette

Retrenchee Reads a Book of Etiquette

I was retrenched this week. It’s quite a thing to say that out aloud. I don’t like it; it sounds dirty – stench, retrench. I prefer to think of myself as a retrenchee. It sounds exciting and revolutionary. Retrenchee and Trotsky met Frida and Diego for tequila in the smokey room. Yes, better. But, alas, I am not … Continue reading

Historic Fashion Faux Pas

Historic Fashion Faux Pas

I am reading Catharine Arnold’s wonderful City of Sin: London and it’s Vices. The cover features a plate of William Hogarth’s Rake’s Progress. Bearing in mind that Hogarth was a satirist, one should perhaps take his picture with a pinch of salt but I was transfixed and thoroughly amused by the sheer number of fashionable beauty … Continue reading

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

It has come to this. Of course, it was bound to. You see, I am rather too fond of shoes, to misquote Louisa May Alcott. Ms Alcott was too fond of books (as am I) but I think it’s the shoes that have really turned my brain. Imagine my horror two nights ago – I was … Continue reading