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SNEAK PREVIEW! First of a Two-part Glimpse into “The Bluebottle Boys” (Volume Two)

Sneak Preview

SNEAK PREVIEW! First of a Two-part Glimpse into “The Bluebottle Boys” (Volume Two) Notes: (1) Today and next Tuesday, I’m presenting a Sneak Preview of a portion of Volume Two of “The Bluebottle Boys.” On Thursday, May 4, there will be a special announcement. The serialising of Volume One of “The Bluebottle Boys” resumes on […]

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The Bluebottle Boys – Edgbaston: Dares & Dispensation, Part 4

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The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 9, Part 4 – Edgbaston, mid-March 1962: Dares & Dispensation [The featured pic is of the corridor outside the Headmaster’s office.] The Headmaster had barely managed to extend greetings, seat us in his office and shut the door before Drusilla began trying to hijack the narrative. She claimed to have […]

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Up Close and Personal with Stacey Blanchet!

Stacey Blanchet

Up Close and Personal with Stacey Blanchet! Welcome to Nancy Ferrari Style! This is your time to watch my guests and I share our style of thinking, our style of living, insights and points of view and what makes us unique. My featured guest is Stacey Blanchet. She is an accomplished woman beyond measure as […]

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The Bluebottle Boys – Edgbaston: Dares & Dispensation, Part 3

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The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 9 – Edgbaston, mid-March 1962: Dares & Dispensation, Part 3 [The featured pic is of the common room, as seen from the fireplace] Meanwhile, Doof and Tiny must have seen me making a run to the front of the school. Even they could deduce Ian would be alone and unattended; […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston – Dares & Dispensation

The Bluebottle Boys

The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 9, Part 2 – Edgbaston, mid-March 1962: Dares & Dispensation, Part 2 [The featured picture is the school library where Reggie finds Ian (and where Reggie and Stan had earlier learned the identity of Bethany’s “Uncle Henry”).] Mum had the old ’38 Minx, and not the Anglia, when we took […]

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The Bluebottle Boys : Stan and Reggie Dares & Dispensation, Part 1

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The Bluebottle Boys — Chapter 9, Part 1 — Edgbaston, mid-March 1962: Stan and Reggie Dares & Dispensation, Part 1 The featured pic is your first view of the interior of Ian’s house: The dining hall (where Stan and Reggie try to talk Ian into recanting his confession) as seen from the main staircase. Thursday […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Holi, Holika, St. Patrick’s Day… and Trouble (Part 2)

Holi

The Bluebottle Boys: Holi, Holika, St. Patrick’s Day… and Trouble (Part 2) [\The featured pic is a mildly psychedelic — or maybe “Holi – fied” — rendition of the pub Reggie and Stan attack. For a while it was fun, and we got away with it. We even managed to prevent a fight between two […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Holi, Holika, St. Patrick’s Day… and Trouble (Part 1)

Holika

The Bluebottle Boys: Holi, Holika, St. Patrick’s Day… and Trouble (Part 1) Perhaps Mum, Dad and I should have all gone off to Solihull, instead. Auntie Gene’s birthday was 17 March. We all could have celebrated and I well might have avoided all the problems that followed. But, Auntie Gene’s “special fella,” had taken her […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston – Monkeys on the Knees (Section 4 of 4)

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston – Monkeys on the Knees (Section 4 of 4) [Note: Since the story in this post ends at Reggie’s house, rather than at Ian’s, and since we’ve never really seen Reggie’s (or Stan’s) home, it seemed better to show that, rather than depict any portion of Ian’s house (we’ll return later). […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 3 of 4)

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 3 of 4) [The featured pic is of Carpenter Road, in Edgbaston, near its junction with Wellington Road — Ian’s neighbourhood. Photograph by Stephen McKay, used under license.] Stan and I were mildly concerned, though not particularly worried, when Ian failed to show up at school […]

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