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Apr
15

The Toilet Of Venus: Chapter 2 – Of Toilets And Poets

Now for some history. During the recent Beggars Wars our Gallery had been much abused so it was being patched up, dry-cleaned and extended. The nation’s collection had grown. Fine. And likewise for me – one of my wars was over too. Yet…

Apr
15

The Toilet Of Venus: Chapter 1 – The ‘Least Door’ Beckons

Join the commuters one morning in the capital city of the seagirt land of Amphisia. Hurry! Walk east on the north side of the Rostral Square by the facade of the Great Gallery of Art to St Swallows slender spire, or west, to…

Apr
8

Synopsis: The Toilet Of Venus

Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington is owned by the Duchess. The Duchess wants to sell the picture to the nation whilst keeping the original! The Duchess employs a master copyist, Alphonse. Instead of making one copy he makes five. All five…

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