I was introduced to this word a few days ago by Philip K Dick’s novel ‘The Man in the High Castle’, and its certainly a concept that springs to life in Stratford-upon-Avon. Most of the UK, in fact, has a palpable sense of identity, of pride, not only in the objects and stories of history … Continue reading

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Spurious Museums

Well, despite my time in Scotland being a writing trip I did manage to find time for distractions and diversions.  On the first day I left the Elephant cafe wandering up towards Edinburgh castle.  As I moved towards the entrance I finally realized that the giant sports-stadium style scaffolding projecting out from the hillside is … Continue reading