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Plague pits and lechery
Posted on: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Category: Writers

There is no mistaking it; the ground looks replete, like a stomach after a blow-out. Samuel Pepys noticed it too.

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William Blake's London
Posted on: Sunday, June 24, 2007 Category: Writers

THE poet and artist William Blake was forever having visions. At Peckham Rye he saw a tree full of angels and in South Molton Street - now one of London's most chi-chi shopping thoroughfares - he saw the devil. 'He was walking up the staircase here and - it's a bit like a blues song - he met Satan,' said Niall McDevitt.

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Lost in Tokyo
Posted on: Saturday, February 28, 2004 Category: Cities

There's a scene in the film Lost in Translation in which the Bill Murray character receives a phone call from his wife. He's in a Tokyo hotel room, she's at home in the US. "Have fun," she says, signing off. "It's not fun," growls Bill Murray of the strange city glittering beyond his window. "It's just very very different."

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