Friday 24 April 2020

Whatever Happened to...?

I have updated and expanded the list of vanished things, Whatever Happened To...? Only 99p on Kindle! Invaluable if you're writing a novel set in the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s...

They were here just a moment ago:

abandoned cars in woodland
candlewick bedspreads
daisy-wheel printers
fairy shops

gabardine raincoats
hair crimpers
individual fruit pies
jam roly poly
kazoo bands
macadamia nuts
New Age travellers
opera gloves
paper aeroplanes
salmon mousse
veal and ham pie
walkie-talkie dolls
Xmas cards of jolly coaching scenes

What happened to these exploded ideas:
Commemorative thimbles are a good investment.
Everything has a subtext.
In the future we will wear tabards.
Peacock’s feathers are unlucky.

And these never will be missed:kitten heels
lawyers' wigs
public schools
town criers

More here, and links to the rest.

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