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David Bowie seems to have crept out of the limelight for good. Three events that probably contributed to this were, becoming a father for the second time, the events of 9/11 on his doorstep (witnessed by his wife Iman from their apartment) and finally having a heart attack in 2004. Bowie is now reputed to be drug and alcohol free, and has even kicked the life long love of cigarettes. He can now be spotted in Manhattan perusing the book shops on occasion, Bowie has finally closed the door on fame and his public life, in fact he has been reported to have changed his name back to Jones.

His Manhattan apartment has been designed to reflect an old English style country house with large fire places, high ceilings and wood panelling, one hopes that in his library of many books lies a stuffed 2lb roach, cased with the inscription “2lb Roach caught on the Hampshire Avon by Captain Freecloud January 8th 1932.” Somehow I feel Mr Jones is not a piscator but I will raise a glass tonight in their honour. To Captain Freecloud and a true original in New York.

Happy Birthday Mr Jones…

Well blow me down with a feather, thank you Neil for the prompt. Seems like Mr Jones has been lost in a Manhattan book shop and Bowie is back!