I have many patrons, both in Port Naain and elsewhere. One is Chris, whose hirsute portrait appears on his blog. It was he who pointed out the picture above and asked if I knew the story behind it. I do, it’s all to do with Tar Yurgon’s glass eye. It must be admitted that Tar … More The remarkable tale of Tar Yurgon’s glass eye
I suppose it was Ansi Tweelmore who was the inadvertent ‘spark’ that ignited this particular movement. She wished to abscond with her lover. In preparation for this she had been quietly defrauding her employer of a considerable quantity of cash. Finally she had sold the house in which she lived with her husband and children. … More Sunshine and elegant living
Charity Mealwrath was described to me as a lady of uncertain temperament. I rather ‘pricked my ears up’ at this. I’ve met such ladies. One minute they are presenting a demure facade to the world, the next they are drinking wine out of tankards and singing songs they learned when their mother left them in … More Ennui
As a jobbing poet it should be obvious to everybody that I have to remain within nodding distance of fashion. Obviously, save for the workings of blind chance, I am never going to be a leader of fashion. But still I have to give the impression that I am aware of the current trends. Indeed … More The Staymaker’s revenge.