The pair exchanged letters and, when Maggie Meller (or Princess Fahmy Bey, as she was known by then) later found herself on trial for murder, it became apparent that she’d sensibly hung on to hers. Cue a dubious acquittal stinking of an establishment cover-up. A cracking story is reasonably well told, although we do still wince at the shonky reconstructions. Perhaps, if the national mood ever becomes slightly less acquiescent towards the Royal Family, there’s a film in it.
Wok On Fire
This street-food spot on Old Compton Street whips up pan-Asian stir-fries to order. Presumably the name comes from their speed and expertise, though don't be surprised to see flames when cooking, too. It looks like it does brisk trade with those grabbing lunch to take away. The three-step menu format looks pretty simple: choose a base (various noodles, rice or a veg combo); add bulk from meats, vegetables, bamboo shoots, cashew nuts and pineapple; and finish with a sauce such as black beans and soy, sweet and sour, teriyaki, peanut or oyster. Toppings include peanuts, fried garlic, fried onions, sesame seeds and fresh coriander. Everything is then stir-fried to order, with seats to sit on, should you want to settle in.
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