morning, pop pickers

Some good news from this week’s Bookseller magazine, the trade paper for the publishing industry. Travel writing, it seems, is even more popular than it was before. “Despite and economic slowdown and rising consumer debt,” says the Bookseller,...

Larky ascending

A nice review for the audiobook in the Telegraph on Saturday, it seems. They describe it as ‘larky rather than literary’, which I’m all in favour of, and avers that ‘a hangover in the Irish Sea does not preclude insight’. Which I’m...

All Wight now

A captive audience, in a pub, listening to me talk about myself for an hour. A few friends and acquaintances have been put through that particular nightmare over the years, but on Friday night it was legitimate. Or as near legitimacy as you’re going to get. I...

A belting tale

I bring news of Utsira, courtesy of my fellow traveller Wenche from Norway. She tells me, “Apparently they had a traffic control on Utsira yesterday, checking whether people wear their seat belts. (You get a fine of about 80 pounds if you don’t…) In...