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The Young Marshal

Tweet The most fascinating historic person I ever met. Profile published in High Life magazine May 1998, then updated. Have used old spellings, still more familiar, apart from city of Xian, formerly Sian An elderly Chinese gentleman and his wife, … Continue reading

11. November 2016 by rkh
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Luke Upward’s Legend of Pimlico Part 2

Tweet The story so far: Imperial China in the 1860s. Beautiful, gifted peasant girl Pim-Lee-Koh (Little Oyster of the Prairie) is groomed to become the concubine of the Manchu Emperor. Instead, she becomes the lover of the Loyal King, military … Continue reading

23. March 2014 by rkh
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Luke Upward: The Legend Of Pimlico part 1

Tweet As previously noted, Luke Upward was intermittently banned from racecourses and betting shops, when it was discovered that other punters were betting the field against his selections. During one of these periods of relative prosperity, England’s pre-eminent man of … Continue reading

21. March 2014 by rkh
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