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Issue 01
Spring 2006



The Receptionist

The Disgruntled Ruminations of an Office Worker meant for Better Things

Parton Bookshop, Soho

In the first in our series exploring the city’s forgotten literary locations, we look at David Archer’s legendary Soho bookshop

List No 1

Does your job wilfully ignore your true talents and boundless creativity? Ride roughshod over your childhood dreams? Is it, in fact, rubbish? Cheer up, you’re in good company…



The Forgotten Prince

Alan White talks to one of Britain's most undervalued poets, Christopher Logue

Has it All Been Said?

After his death in 1973, BS Johnson was largely forgotten. Now the ‘one man avant-garde’ is finally getting the recognition he deserves.

The Victorian Chaise-longue

By Marghanita Laski
Persephone Books Ltd. 1999


By Jorge Luis Borges
University of Texas Press 1985

The Devil's Bathtub

Biscuit Publishing 2005

Still Looking

PP’s lonely hearts column


Contributors Issue 01

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Credits Issue 01

Anna Goodall
Felicity Cloake

Helen Lewis

Hape Mueller

Emblem design: 
Ricky Wilson

Background Illustration: Michael Constantine