Tuesday, June 10, 2008


You can tell when you're on the train to Brighton when you find yourself sharing a carriage with a young Adonis in a skin-tight white vest top (the first time of typing I wrote 'sin-tight' which is probably a telling slip)and a woman in flouncy skirts reading a book on crystal therapy. Our recent trip to Brighton was a wonderful mix of beautiful people to look at, rambling flea markets and bookshops, great vegetarian food and fine, sunny weather... a perfect day? Not far off. One of those days when you grab your partners hand and remember why you love them so much.

Books bought included:

  • Rudyard Kipling a Criticism by Richard Le Gallienne. John Lane: The Bodley Head, London, 1900.

  • The Autobiography of Alfre Lord Douglas. Martin Secker, London, 1929.

  • Bosie. The Story of Alfred Lord Douglas His Friends and Enemies by Rupert Croft-Cooke. W. H. Allen, London, 1963.

  • Saint Anselm by Dean Church. Macmillan, London, 1899.

  • Pstalemate by Lester Del Ray. Gollancz, London, 1972

  • Downwards to the Earth by Robert Silverberg. Gollancz, London, 1972.

Old photographs were also bought and as a good number of them included men and boys in vintage swimwear type situations you might be seeing a few of those in future posts on that subject.

More strange photos of Brighton ephemera are on Flickr

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