16 Aug POINT-TO-POINT. 1969.
Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1969
16.5 x 12cm, 2pp. The card has a reproduced drawing by Margot Sandeman of boats and overlaid is a text which lists nine names of boats. The names are all middle class girl’s names and Finlay has designated them as an “Homage to John Betjeman” a poet who often muses on unrequited love affairs with pretty girls . (Betjemin reputedly also said on this death bed: “I wish I’d had more sex.” but that could be untrue but it does hint at the longing after flesh that these names infer.
POINT-TO-POINT is a form of racing in both horse racing and sailing. It hints at competition, young women on horseback and love as a competition.
Murray has this as Card 4.19.