Monthly Archives: July 2010

Journey reading list #2: The Pillars of the Earth

The Pillars of the Earth is an ambitious novel. Tolstoyesque in its scope and its presentation – it is divided into decent size chapters with nice short and accessible sub-sections. Unfortunately any of the other comparisons with Tolstoy, which surely … Continue reading

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There was something inexplicably reassuring and comforting about finding myself in a 700 year old building, not because it was a ‘House of God’ but rather because of the fragile old lady who had welcomed me into the church as … Continue reading

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Town: Looe Region: Cornwall Date: 3 – 5 July 2010 Journey Time from Bristol: 3.5 hours Campsite: Bay View Farm Postcode: PL13 1NZ Weather: Mixture of sun and rain; windy and cool in evenings. Lo-down: Looe is the nearest town … Continue reading

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Journey reading list #1: Black Swan Green

In much the same way that I described music as having the potential of defining a trip/holiday/journey, books are the same. I will forever remember the Catch-22 induced giggles I got whilst the bus snaked its way through the Andes … Continue reading

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