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Archive for January, 2011

NIGHT MANOEUVRES

By Syd Bolton, Chief of Staff , The London Fields Preservation Society;

London Fields New Signboard

 

If you listen very hard, a late-revelling birdsong can just be heard, up in the lock-jaw, dogtooth-ripped, ancient plane trees along London Fields’ crow roads, blown  on the wind, caught in the whining throttleback sound of incoming friendly fire, high over the semi-detached new City’s sugar silos and spinning U-bend of a soap operatic skyscape. Cue drum intro.

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Two recent re-issues have come to The EEL’s attention by Alexander Baron a writer who although he enjoyed some success as a screenwriter is still little known in comparison to other London writers such as Patrick Hamilton.
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