Halloween

HALLOWEEN   In English ‘Halloween’ arrived, the day of the feast of the witches. The children of the enchanted city who used to visit the magic community appeared euphoric and cheerful because that night the traditional ‘Witches’ Ball’ was going to take place in...

Bivar’s Arrival at the House

BIVAR’S ARRIVAL AT THE HOUSE Translated from the original draft of ‘Verdes Vales do Fim do Mundo’ (Green Valleys at the End of the World),later published in Brazil in a re-written and much abbreviated form. 63 Saint Anne Street in 2020. Photo: Anthony Mawson​....

Back again to Salisbury

BACK AGAIN TO SALISBURY   In English If at Naná’s house, Bruce had not awakened any great interest (folkloric), the same was not the case with Terry’s entrance into said house. I think I already mentioned Janie Booth’s amazement when she came face to...

Churchill Gardens

CHURCHILL GARDENS ​In English John Atkins suggested that we go and drink our tea upstairs, in the room he shared with Bruce and with Derek, a former West Coast Hell’s Angel, a character from San Francisco, California. Derek couldn’t put up with that scene,...

In London with Bruce

IN LONDON WITH BRUCE Bruce, circa 1971. In English In these depths of winter I have practically nothing to say, perhaps because during the whole season I have stayed very curled up in myself. But still I will try to tell a little more of my story, full of hurt, full...

Letters from Salisbury

LETTERS FROM SALISBURY Back in London, Bivar found that he regretted his impulsive exit from the little community in Salisbury, and he had written a ten-page letter to all the residents and visitors at 63 St Anne Street. “In that letter I opened up and exposed all my...