Monthly Archives: July 2013

Week 29: Gliding

It was the summer in which the skies seemed fixed permanently fair. With each new day the sun defied Britain’s usual unpredictability and shone with renewed strength, baking the earth of her airfields hard and drying their grass a dirty … Continue reading

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Week 28: Midnight Matinee

One day, I’m going to turn up at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on London’s Southbank and discover that a square foot of the Yard has been cordoned off with red rope, from which will dangle a little sign reading “Georgina’s Spot”. … Continue reading

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Week 27: Book Signing

I wonder whether Roald Dahl toyed with different commodities before deciding that the only factory Willy Wonka could realistically own was a chocolate one. Perhaps somewhere there is an early draft in which Charlie wins a trip to the tobacco … Continue reading

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Week 26: Ben Nevis

The peak of Ben Nevis is crowned in cloud, a thick monolithic cloud that squats on top like a fairy-tale monster guarding a mountain dwelling. To reach this cloud is the Nevis trekker’s first quest. It is up to the … Continue reading

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