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The Bluebottle Boys: Birmingham, Winter 1961-1962

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The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 6, Part 4 – Birmingham, Winter 1961-1962: February (section 2 of 3) I’d had my suspicions as far back as Christmas, when Auntie Gene’s “Jackie” doo had been longer. Hanging between the base of her neck and the top of her shoulder blades, so fouffed out it had almost resembled […]

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Chapter 5, Part 4 — Edgbaston & Solihull, Autumn 1961: Drusilla

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Chapter 5, Part 4 — Edgbaston & Solihull,  Autumn 1961:  Drusilla Tiny and Doof were in our class by virtue of having been held back a year. Rufus said he didn’t care. He was already a model, after all, well on his way to stardom in the cinema. His mother had arranged for him to […]

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The Acolytes of Rufus the Doof: Edgbaston & Solihull

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The Acolytes of Rufus the Doof – Chapter 5, Part 3 -Edgbaston & Solihull,  Autumn 1961   The rest of this precious triumvirate was Doof’s acolytes: Quentin Farrington-Hyde and Drusilla Chase. Lady first (and I use the term loosely here), Drusilla Chase, aka, “Silla” or “Silly Silla,” was Rufus’ adoring sheep – Lucretia Borgia with […]

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Edgbaston & Solihull – Autumn 1961: Rufus the Doofus

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Chapter 5, Part 2 – Edgbaston & Solihull,  Autumn 1961:  Rufus the Doofus Perhaps, if we’d faced the other problem earlier – nipped it in the bud – it’s possible matters could’ve gone differently. Possible, mind you, but unlikely. It entailed a trio of upper-class legacy students whose ancestors had attended the school for generations […]

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