Tag Archives: Doris Brazil

In which Doris Brazil is Disconsolate

Dear Doris, Your response to my last letter frightened me. It was the online equivalent of spidery writing and a faltering hand. You don’t seem yourself at all. I realize a big birthday can be intimidating but attaining it is … Continue reading

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A Birthday Gift for Doris Brazil

Dear Doris, I have thought of you a number of times in the last few weeks and am sorry I haven’t written until now. I have a sneaking fear I have missed your big birthday, not least because I received … Continue reading

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Coming Out In Sympathy

Hansel had a very bad week. He had a wisdom tooth pulled and it hurt like hell. Worse, his beloved Coconut Teddy was still in Van Rehab unable to kick a bad exhaust habit. Hansel was very fed-up and bored … Continue reading

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A Holy Mess

It has all gone horribly wrong. My attempts to unravel the mystery of Doris Brazil’s yuletide mail drop and the whereabouts of my own JP2 bottle opener (missing since before the Catholic church fell into international disrepute–a fact which may … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Papal Package

You may have seen my recent letter to Doris Brazil, an elderly retailer in the South of England with whom I have a sort of 84 Charing Cross Road relationship. She sends me slow-moving items from her Ladies Wear store … Continue reading

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Dark Intrigue Surrounds Doris Brazil

Dear Doris, Thanks for your thank-you note which arrived today. I am glad to see that the Appleton Marsh Post Office has finally got the hang of airmail. The note, and your recent blog post actually caused me some alarm … Continue reading

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Looters and Vandals strike Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, I was so sorry to hear about the damage to the plate glass window at Doris Brazil Ladies Wear. I know Don has been disgruntled since he lost his job at Modern Man and of course looking after … Continue reading

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Doris Downhill All the Way

The idiosyncracies of Itchy Ankle email have caused an unfortunate rupture in my correspondence with Doris Brazil. This letter was sent nearly two months ago, but, belatedly, I post it here for your reading pleasure, and have also included my reply … Continue reading

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A let down for Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, I am so embarrassed. I arrived back in Itchy Ankle this evening to find Mayor Pepe’s invitation to help him turn on the Appleton Marsh Christmas lights. I realize the town has been ablaze with neon poinsettias, crackers … Continue reading

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Leading from the Digital Edge

Humans have always liked to share their views, get involved, meddle and kvetch–and as recent wikileaks events have shown, now there’s no stopping them. I’m all for it. In real life I am always desperate to be involved in other people’s business … Continue reading

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