39: Sabbatical III – St Paul’s Protesters

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15th, 2011 by Peter Baker

15 December 2011

My editor, Sid, took me down to St Paul’s Cathedral, where since mid-October there has been a camp of people protesting against capitalism, among other things. It was a grey and overcast day, with occasional drizzle. The camp is a reduced version of what one finds at performing arts festivals – around 10 white, framed gazebos, scattered amongst a hundred two- to four-man dome tents. A bloke with a cart was making a good fist of keeping the place clean. No one seemed to be doing any harm. Read more »

Give someone the spirit of positivity this Christmas

Posted in Uncategorized on December 9th, 2011 by Peter Baker

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38: On Sabbatical, Part II – Fat Boy

Posted in Uncategorized on December 4th, 2011 by Peter Baker

4 December 2011

Forty-eight hours after the book launch, I found myself at a fetish party. It was pandemonium: populated by glamorous ladies wearing tight black latex; a couple dressed as vampires (inc. fangs); and a fellow with impressive upper body development, who’d spent 13 years as a stripper, and who explained to me in excruciating detail how cock rings work (!). Read more »

37: On Sabbatical, Part 1 – Riots

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27th, 2011 by Peter Baker

27 November 2011

On the worst night of the London riots, Tony was sanguine, treating the whole thing as sport (‘Wah-hey, it’s kicking off in Ealing now!’). As disorder turned to mayhem, he reminisced about the London jails he’d been locked up in himself over the years (Holborn and South Tottenham, for the record) and the roughings-up he’d received at the hands of the cops Read more »

The Jolly Pilgrim – references and supporting text

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17th, 2011 by Peter Baker

17 November 2011

Good Morning Everybody

The reference sections (Appendix II) for The Jolly Pilgrim are now live, so we finally have a complete, internet-supported product. Every number, and most of the facts, are sourced on these pages. If I’ve missed anything, do point it out. Read more »