James Marston

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James Marston: Abba, hen nights, Napoleon and tapas - just another week in Suffolk

“My my at Waterloo Napoleon did surrender,” as Abba famously said though I’m not so sure they had the strongest command of the English language at the time.

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James Marston in London

James Marston: Travelling from Suffolk to the big smoke for the weekend

I went to London for the weekend. I must admit, dear readers, that while I am most fond of Suffolk, the county of my birth − in all its diversity, from my small Felixstowe flat with sea views (distant) to my boyhood fields and streams in the west − it is nice to escape once in a while. And of course, in London, there is much to do. In fact, I decided to have a little explore and found myself, with a friend, driving past 46 Lower Belgrave Street – the scene of the infamous murder of Sandra Rivett by Lord Lucan. I think I can safely say, without likelihood of being sued, that he did it. A story, of course, that has given us journalists a lot of material over the years and one that, in fact, inspired me to join the trade. I also went on a little pilgrimage to Kensington Palace, just to have a look, and Chester Square, to see where grocer’s daughter Lady Thatcher spent her final years.

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James Marston at Stanton Downham

James Marston: A bag for life? How old do you think I am?

My plain-speaking-photographer-friend-Lucy, who’s getting married, doesn’t like being photographed.

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Kylie Minogue @ Newmarket

James Marston: Kylie Minogue and I took on Newmarket

Kylie wasn’t the only famous person in Suffolk last weekend.

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