The Lady in the Silk Kimono

Guess who the Lady is 😎

Tallis Steelyard

Now you might wonder why I lead this article with a painting of Maljie’s bedroom window. I suppose I could use the argument, “It had to be done.” I might even suggest that the artist who risked life and limb to get this picture deserves to have his work more widely publicised, even if the artist has to remain anonymous. But in reality it wasn’t as difficult to organise as you might think. All it takes is a little planning.

To understand the story, one has to understand two things. Firstly, Laxey makes excellent coffee. This is a given. He brews coffee that takes a crowbar to the early morning and beats it into submission.

The second is the history of the kimono. Obviously it is a garment that didn’t originate here in Port Naain. Occasionally our city, normally so insular and inward looking, imports a bizarre foreign idea and…

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