My Books in Print

I’ll have an e-reader, Bob

Ownership

This picture is from about 1890/1900, taken from Wales, and looking into England – the bridge marks the boundary. The first house on the right is ours. You can see that the track in front of our house leads down to a ford, at that time still in use, parallel to the Lugg Bridge. There was also a second parallel ford on the other side, . . . → Read More: Ownership

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 been wondering?

If by real he means English, then I am real. Lord, am I real. I can trace my family back 500 years, and always . . . → Read More: Real, Decent, never Ordinary. My Ranting CV

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 the mystery of why JL Carr’s ‘A Month in the Country’ signs off with the words, ‘Stocken, Presteigne, 1978.’ Mr Danny Powell, who grew up at Stocken and lived there for . . . → Read More: Carr’s Herefordshire, with extras….