Elvis is in the building

The Elvis book page is now up, and can be accessed either here or by clicking on the snazzy box above this one. As well as the opportunity to buy the thing , which is of course the important issue here, there’s also the frankly dubious chance to hear the version...

Radio Goo-Goo

The Traveller’s Tree series for Radio 4 that I’m presenting with Fi Glover begins next Thursday at 3pm. The pig’s intestines I made of the pilot last year notwithstanding, for some reason they’ve still seen fit to stick me in a studio with one...

Country For Sale

Sealand, it seems, is up for sale. According to this report in the Times and elsewhere, the principality featured in Attention All Shipping has been put on the market by Prince Michael. Presumably the repair costs following the fire in the summer are proving...

Bush Telegraph

The broadsheet press – is it dumbing down? Well, given a sizeable chunk of ‘In Search Of Elvis’ appears in today’s Sunday Telegraph the answer is an unequivocal ‘yes’. Be sure to buy lots of copies, and don’t forget to...

Ba-ba-baa, baa-baa-Berlin

Just back from my new favourite city in the world, Berlin. It’s a fantastic place, and I’m seriously considering going to live there. One day. From the Gemaldegalerie, one of the best in Europe, to the Cafe Adler, where Cold War spies used to hang out,...