A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THOMAS HARDY Whilst conducting our business in the fair Cathedral city of Winchester yesterday, the Mayor of Casterbridge and I were surrounded by a mighty press of persons in the vicinity of the shop of good Mr Waterstone, the book seller. I have had cause to frequent Mr Waterstone’s shop in […]

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      I was walking down the high street in The Town this morning and passed the estate agent through which I bought my apartment. There it was in the window, with a big proud ‘SOLD’ stamped across it diagonally in red. I bought it 7 months ago so though I’m not complaining, I […]

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Huge thanks to Ben McGrail and his team at BBC Radio Somerset for a fantastic interview yesterday. I can’t recall ever being treated more sensitively with regards to deafness.  

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          He stands, black leather bible in hand, between two yellow flags that flap out selectively un-contextualised words of scripture like a pair of oversized budgerigars on steroids. What I notice first about Him is his eyes, his hunted eyes, that belie his purported belief in the message he wants me […]

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