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The ubiquitous gazetteer

Yesterday, when I wasn’t editing, I spent writing the gazetteer for Doomsday, the new book whose final words have just been committed to paper. Readers will have gathered that the adventures of the characters, Don and Wen are based very much on what Stuart and I find in the landscape of this country and, as the places are real, when we were first writing… 489 more words

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Weird weekend – Hob Hurst's House

“How far is it?”

We were heading across Harland Sick below Harland Edge, following the path marked for Hob Hurst’s House, a unique burial site with a square central cyst. 498 more words

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Weird weekend – ice cream

We left Beeley a fair bit later than intended. The bus had been held up all over the place, though the slow journey had given me chance to get good look at the crowded magnificence of Chatsworth. 451 more words

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Summer Sunday

The sky was a perfect blue as we headed towards Wing… a small Buckinghamshire village with a name that makes me smile. The etymology is not so romantic, having changed over the centuries, but I always think of the great birds, the red kites that soar here. 796 more words

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