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A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall: “Beacon Hill and Bad Omens”

Beacon Hill

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 2, Edgbaston, September 1960, “Beacon Hill and Bad Omens” [Note: The featured picture is of the toposcope at the top of Beacon Hill] Now and then, we’d take a bus away from town, to Beacon Hill and the castle-like toposcope at its crest. It […]

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A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall: “Coventry & Cressida”

Coventry & Cressida

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 2, Edgbaston,  September 1960,  “Coventry & Cressida, Rockers & Wreckage” [Notes: (1) The featured picture is of a bombed-out theatre, similar to that played in by Stan and Reggie; (2) To be “sent to Coventry” is to be ostracized.] Rehearsal proceeded with no further […]

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Walking Backwards for Christmas: Edgbaston Stan

Stan

Walking Backwards for Christmas: A Tale of Woe from Soggyhall, Chapter 2, Edgbaston,  September 1960,  “Stan” [Notes: (1) The featured picture is an early version of Reggie. We thought it looked too serious at the time, but as the story gets darker in later books we may well return to him, aging him a bit […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: The Bluebottle Boys

the BlueBottle Boys

Tolkien’s Birmingham: (Part 4): Impressions of Moseley Bog from Sarehole Mill — as reflected in The Bluebottle Boys [This is the second part of the excerpt from The Bluebottle Boys, 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, […]

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Tolkien’s Birmingham: Impressions of Moseley Bog

Moseley Bog

Tolkien’s Birmingham: (Part 4): Impressions of Moseley Bog from Sarehole Mill — as reflected in The Bluebottle Boys [The featured picture is no fantasy painting but an actual photograph, shot shortly after sunrise, of Moseley Bog. This post and the one that will follow Thursday are truncated excerpts from my upcoming novel The Bluebottle Boys, […]

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Beta & Gamma: Gilbertine & Reggie – Hybrid Characters

Hybrid Characters

Beta & Gamma Characters and Hybrids: Alternatives to Alphas Part 10: Gilbertine & Reggie – Hybrid Characters (and a Word on Warrior Poet Gammas) I can’t let go of gamma characters without touching on Hybrid Characters and the evolution of the warrior-poet archetype. His roots are in the Irish Fianna, an ancient society of professional protectors of […]

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