Here is my post from the recently launched ‘The London Postcard’. You can follow it at: http://thelondonpostcard.wordpress.com/
Hope you’ll enjoy reading about my first correspondence with London…

The London Postcard

I received my first postcard when I was an embryo. Actually, I think I was already a foetus, but embryo is a nicer word, so let’s agree on poetic licence.

I was rummaging through the contents of a drawer at my parents’ home, some years ago, when I came across this postcard. I was already living in England, and this old image of Piccadilly Circus caught my eye. It was clear from the cars – Mini Coopers, Westfalia minivans – and the old square configuration, with the decentred Eros Statue, that the illustration had some history. I turned the postcard over. The postage cost 4p. It had been stamped with an advert for Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, then showing at The Ambassadors Theatre (four months later it would move to the St. Martin’s Theatre); and a date: 5th November 1973. Remember, remember the 5th of November: what…

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