Granddad’s Armistice in letters and recollections. Glimpses ante hoc of Cameronians & Royal Scots (52nd Division) in the Eastern Mediterranean and on the Somme; of ambulance trains in Northern France; of 6th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment (11th Division) during the terminal Hundred Days Offensive to Mons, Belgium; and post hoc of base hospitals, influenza, and an exchange with one Wolfram Sterry regarding his brother Karl. Introducing Kandy the Maltese terrier.
A rubbish heap in which a Ukrainian nuclear fireman finds romance with Willie Nelson.
Lukewarm barrel organ-ish ephemera from Hackney, London and thereabouts.
With chunks of Dioscorides and Andrés Laguna, including the wonderful story of what happened when an impotent bridegroom and a constipated friar involuntarily swapped medicines.
Away with those canine metaphors! More Cela in translation!
Is Mr Barbecue Bunny’s sardonic grin pre- or post-mortem?
Tracing that hot doggie.
Or perhaps it isn’t.
And whatever you do don’t let them loose in fields containing horses.