12 July 2017
In May 2014 I had a chat and meal with Mackenzie Crook in which we talked about a forthcoming series he had in mind about our hobby. The article was published and posted on my blog in October of that year. Just put the keyword MACK in the search box in the right column to read the original >>>>
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11 July 2017
26 May 2017
As forecast, I wasn’t inundated with entries, but both of the three submissions (sic) were very good and the final choice of winner wasn’t easy. I have chosen JOHN RADFORD’S effort as the winner of John Brassey’s Book. Congratulations to him and also thanks to the others for their competition entries – and to John B, of course, for donating a copy of his super second novel.
23 May 2017
A regular subscriber to my Searcher Medley column is detectorist Bob Burton of Birmingham. He recently sent me another interesting item found in the Midlands, which is relevant to the social history of the area.
17 May 2017
The hornbook has been available since the 15th century or earlier, and was perhaps the original teaching aid lasting over 400 years, designed to introduce young children to reading. But it wasn’t really a book at all!
11 May 2017