Note To Boy

By Sue Clark

A comic novel about what happens when the worlds of a 1960s fashion diva and a modern teenager collide

Friday, 19 July 2019

Nostalgia for something that doesn't exist - yet!

What's the word for yearning for something that never existed? Took myself to London to soak up some Sixties nostalgia at the Victoria & Albert Museum. It was the Mary Quant designs that were drawing the crowds but I was unhappy. Something was missing. Or rather, someone.

Where was Eloise Slaughter and her shock frocks? The Rag Bag dresses? The Elephant Woman wedding gown? In comparison, the Quant dresses looked, frankly, middle-of-the-road. Then I remembered. I invented Eloise and those crazy clothes. She isn't real. She's a character in the novel.

Except, she isn't even that yet, not until the book is published. When will that be? As soon as another few lovely people support me. 95% there. Just a few more pledges to go. Then it'll be all fab and groovy, man!

 

 

 

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Jason Cobley
 Jason Cobley says:

There's a Welsh word for nostalgia that doesn't exist: hiraeth. It, loosely translated, means longing for a home that you can no longer return to. One of my favourite words!

posted 29th July 2019

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