Category: Books

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Real, Decent, never Ordinary. My Ranting CV

I wonder what Mr. Nigel Farage meant in his speech at the UKIP victory rally that ‘Leave was a win for Real Decent Ordinary People?’ Does he mean working class English white people, I’ve...

Popular, but hard to get. 0

Popular, but hard to get.

After five years work on a book about the British Freaks (told through the person of my great good friend Bob Rowberry), I’m nearly there. Now I’m going through the text filling in the...

Carr’s Herefordshire, with extras…. 4

Carr’s Herefordshire, with extras….

This is JL Carr’s map of Herefordshire (taken in a winter window, so there’s a bit of glare.) Readers of this blog will remember the post earlier this year, where I wrote about solving...

All Souls Day 3

All Souls Day

Just been to church. I live opposite St. Andrews Church in Presteigne, one of 4 Church of England churches in Wales. (It’s a long story, with which I won’t bore those readers uninterested in...

J.L. Carr and Stocken Farm 6

J.L. Carr and Stocken Farm

I am a long time fan of the great English novelist J.L. Carr. The title of my novel ‘The Battle for Dole Acre’ is an homage to his ‘Battle of Pollock’s Crossing’, and I...

Ras Tafari in Botolph St.Otto 0

Ras Tafari in Botolph St.Otto

              Spume has just sent me this photo of His Imperial Majesty Haille Selassie visiting Botolph St Otto in 1939. Spume is on the far right, aged 16...