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Miss Perfect – Christine McVie, 1970

Christine McVie has recently rejoined Fleetwood Mac, and here’s a little post about her. The story of that band is like the quintessential story of a rock band, it’s got everything – early different...

Happy Families, 1910

Happy Families, old-school style, is a fascinating game – mainly because of the tradition of depicting the families in Victorian caricature, all big heads and semi-human appearance. For this reason, I was equally intrigued...

H-h-h-happy Christmas with Tony Hancock, 1958

From the radio version of H-h-Hancock’s Half Hour, it’s the Christmas special from 1958 and also my favourite ever episode – Bill and Father Christmas This year it feels like a tribute too –...

Training Fleas, 1940

A letter from an Oslo publication printed in PTO Magazine, 1940. I’ll confess, I’m confused. I thought flea circuses were basically a mime act. And yet this goes into quite some detail on how...