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Francis Bacon

April 1 1927. April fools day! Dinky and his friend Francis came over for a visit which ended up lasting all night. Francis is a wild young lad indeed. His name is Francis Bacon! I christened him Piggy. He comes … Continue reading

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Bloomers.

March 26 1927 It was a slow night at the 43 club last Thursday. So I struck up a conversation with Dora, one of the dance hostesses. She’s like a cute little mouse with bright inquisitive eyes. I asked her … Continue reading

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Players

March 06 1927 Dinky and I have become regulars at the 43 Club in Gerrard Street Soho. It’s a fascinating place. It’s the sort of place where you might see royalty sitting right next to a table full of gangsters. … Continue reading

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The 43 Club.

February 5 1927. I asked Mrs Pankhurst if she would mind my painting the rusty metal dresser in my room. She pursed her lips and said she didn’t care what I did with it. She told me it belonged to … Continue reading

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Cash and Chocolates.

January 30 1927 On Tuesday night I decided it was time to land a bigger fish so I dressed neatly and hopped a bus to Russell Square. Not a place for rough men looking for sex. But all men are … Continue reading

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The Masked Ball.

January 2 1927 1927 is going to be my year. I am going to go from being a shop girl to being a proper courtesan. I’m going to go from living in a subterranean bedsit to a proper flat with … Continue reading

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Rudolph Valentino

December 17 1926 Poor old Valentino may be gone, but his films live on. Last night they were playing Blood and Sand so I dragged Dinky along and we both shed a tear or two in the dark for Rudi. … Continue reading

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Sylvia Stubbs

November 26 1926. Who the Hell is Sylvia Stubbs and what on earth happened to her? One moment I’m vowing to find out, then ten seconds later I’m vowing with equal vengeance to pawn the bloody wedding ring and forget … Continue reading

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The Drawer

November 6 1926. Dinky got us into the KitKat club by putting on an outrageous American accent and telling the doorman we were on our honeymoon. Everyone was so gay they sparkled. It was like a magical cave full of … Continue reading

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Dinky

Last night I just caught the bus to Leicester Square and wondered around watching people bustling about. Some would be huddled together in tight little clumps chatting about secrets while others would range out in large unruly gangs shouting back … Continue reading

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