Leaving London, 100 letters: 22 Portsea Place

And so it continues - my one hundred love letters to London. Here is the 15th...

The apartment

I realise this morning, how very lucky I am for I am surrounded by brilliance, opportunity and discovery. Last night, I attended a champagne reception at the home of a private art collection; as soon as I entered, I noticed an extraordinarily beautiful woman: delicate, smiling and serene. We passed one another several times but it wasn't until the end of the evening that I had a chance to speak to her and her partner - a man who has been in prison no less than 14 times.


"This is Marty Thornton, an extraordinary character, pop-artist and jeweller. Born in the East End, from a Romany family".

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