Tuesday, February 19, 2013

News at Eleven: [Banana Blush] opens with Indoor Games

Near Newbury, the clippity-clop of frisky tea-room jazz as the backdrop to [John] Betjeman's flashback, here concerning young, unconsummated love played out in a dark cupboard during a kids' Christmas party. A love "that lay too deep for kissing". I was hooked. To a temperate music hall knees-up The Flight from Bootle tells of a Liverpool lady mislaying her virtue in a seedy Piccadilly Circus hotel.

from The Guardian: Hidden treasures: Sir John Betjeman's Banana Blush


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