Oliver East, walking the trunk road

This morning I popped down to Waverley Station to witness the start of Oliver East's ten-day walk from Edinburgh to Manchester, recreating the route taken by Lorenzo Lawrence and the elephant known as Maharajah in 1872. The walk, 200 miles along the A7 and A6, is part of a project sponsored by the brilliant Lakes International... Continue Reading →

Paean for Pterry, 1948-2015

"Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 and is still not dead." I'm not sure when Transworld stopped using that as the start of their author bio, but it struck me as I opened my 1995 copy of Soul Music the other day. I rather think he'd have liked to now have it reinstated and updated... Continue Reading →

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