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The Bluebottle Boys – Bethany, Part 1 (Section 3 of 4)

Bethany

The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 11, Part 3 – Solihull, late March 1962: Bethany, Part 1 (Section 3 of 4) [The featured picture is of a portion of the trail leading to/away from Ravenshaw Ford.] “But how now, where might Stan be?” Bethany said, anxious to change the subject. “Not permitted t’ be near me,” […]

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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston & Birmingham, 23 March 1962: Penance (Section 1 of 3)

Penance

The Bluebottle Boys – Chapter 10, Part 1 – Edgbaston & Birmingham, 23 March 1962: Penance (Section 1 of 3) [The featured photograph is of a church and rectory much like St. Ita’s.] “I can’t believe you said that,” Ian said. “Warstone Lane Cemetery – are you nuts?” We were outside hearing range of anyone […]

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

Sneak Preview

SNEAK PREVIEW! Second of a Two-part Glimpse into “The Bluebottle Boys” (Volume Two) [This is the second part of the excerpt from The Bluebottle Boys (Volume Two), relating to Moseley Bog. At the point where it ends, Reggie is headed into the Bog, but it will be an “alternative” sort of Bog, with many more […]

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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

Stan

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)

Edgbaston

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)

Monkeys on the knees

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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The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 2 of 4)

Monkeys

The Bluebottle Boys: Edgbaston: Monkeys on the Knees (Section 2 of 4) [Notes: (1) The featured picture is of the side staircase, 50 meters from the entrance to the Main Hall, where Rufus and Quentin trap and bully Ian (before Reggie and Stan intervene). (2) At this point, I’m going to stop representing the way […]

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