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March 11, 2018

This is the expensive Italian pipe stolen by the Brighton pickpocket who was subsequently the main source of inspiration for the physicality and personality of Maggie in I Am Not Gog. It was on our anniversary and we had decided to treat ourselves to a stay at the Hilton Metropole hotel. We’d had a nice night out and were walking back to the Hotel very merrily indeed. I was smoking a different pipe, which gave the pickpocket, who was coming the other way, a conversational ‘in’ by her chirpily asking me why I smoked them. I explained that I wanted to avoid the chemicals they put in cigarettes and mass-marketed tobaccos. She laughed at my drunken earnestness and gave me a hug, during which she...

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