Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for September, 2007

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Agricultual Reform Day Gossip

Posted upon the 30th of September, 2007

Mr Slanders loves a party, and São Tomé and Príncipe Agricultural Nationalisation Day is the biggest party of the year! So what juicy rumours do we have for you this week? Word has it that Sir Frederick Chook and Lady Tanah Merah, of Melbourne, are engaged to be married. The pair are quoted to be […]

How To Be Lovely: The Paintings

Posted upon the 23rd of September, 2007

I take a lot of inspiration from great paintings; indeed, I find myself trying to live up to them, to the harmony and poise they express. Paintings can be a fine source of hints for dressing – really, it’s as if somebody else has already done the work balancing line and colour for you. I’ve […]

I Fought The Legislative And The Legislative Won

Posted upon the 16th of September, 2007

Did I ever tell you about the time I ran for the House of Representatives? With an election lurking somewhere in the near future, it seems appropriate. I was a fresh-faced, clean-shaven young thing – anarchistic, black suit, white cravat, full of pith and spirit vinegar. I suppose I wanted to make my mark on […]

Wearing Turn-Ups & Dangling Books

Posted upon the 13th of September, 2007

We’re moving! Lady Tanah and I have just gained the rental of a house, not too far from the rooms we’ve occupied for the past few years. Pray indulge me if I subject you to our experiments in decorating once we move in. We’re rather looking forward to having studios for writing, painting, what have […]

But First!

Posted upon the 12th of September, 2007

I am become Beth, destroyer of worlds!

Rumours Of My Death And All That

Posted upon the 12th of September, 2007

I live! I apologise for the – Christ’s alleged beard! – for the two-plus week gap between new material – it’s been Bedlam without the sympathetic psychiatric nurses over here – even rake’s progress is going backward, if you know what I mean. Things are settling down at long last, and I promise to make […]