Posts Tagged: John Gray

The Picture of John Gray

A tale of social mobility written across a map of London

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The Picture of John Gray

A tale of social mobility written across a map of London

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 3

The choice of blue plaque honourees is leadenly conservative and sometimes bafflingly perverse, celebrating lesser colonial administrators known only to their mothers. Or it may be that current residents would rather not have their homes associated with drunks, deviants and diabolists.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 2

Fitzrovia was a stone’s throw from Bloomsbury but a world away in temperament. According to the Times Literary Supplement, Fitzrovia was “a world of outsiders, down-and-outs, drunks, sensualists, homosexuals and eccentrics”. In short, the spiritual home of Strange Flowers.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 2

Fitzrovia was a stone’s throw from Bloomsbury but a world away in temperament. According to the Times Literary Supplement, Fitzrovia was “a world of outsiders, down-and-outs, drunks, sensualists, homosexuals and eccentrics”. In short, the spiritual home of Strange Flowers.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 1

There are infinite ways to dissect London, endless psychogeographical narratives which can be overlaid on the city’s map. This is an account of absence as much as presence, but let’s think of it as a stroll which gives us a chance to chat about our favourite freaks.

Strange Flowers guide to London: part 1

There are infinite ways to dissect London, endless psychogeographical narratives which can be overlaid on the city’s map. This is an account of absence as much as presence, but let’s think of it as a stroll which gives us a chance to chat about our favourite freaks.

Gray gardens

My garden’s face is oh! so maidly fair,/With limbs all tapering and with hues all fresh;/Thine are the beauties all that flourish there.

Gray gardens

My garden’s face is oh! so maidly fair,/With limbs all tapering and with hues all fresh;/Thine are the beauties all that flourish there.

The real Dorian Gray

John Gray’s poetry appeared in deluxe editions which, like Gray himself, were often more notable for their attractive exteriors rather than their literary greatness.

The real Dorian Gray

John Gray’s poetry appeared in deluxe editions which, like Gray himself, were often more notable for their attractive exteriors rather than their literary greatness.