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Christopher Fowler
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[I've rewritten one of my favourite pieces on London, of which you'll notice there are a great many on this little site. I thought it was worth revisiting. Coming later this week, a Christmas quiz. I love to watch old London-set films as much for what's going on in the background as the story, from 'The Ladykillers' (1955), which features my neighbourhood back when it was a sooty industrial…
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Christopher Fowler
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London
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An open-topped sports car races through the West End at night... These days London's Soho streets are not so mean. The faint undercurrent of corruption still lingers, but now it involves property speculators, not spivs and bookies. Once, though, London low-life writing involved getting in with the wrong people, rather than just hanging out in media clubs. The Jewish writer Gerald Kersh was the…
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