something already in the past

This wonderful photograph of a Chestnut tree in the South Downs featured in the Scotsman, 16 February 2021. I have superimposed onto this image the words of Kathleen Jamie from … Continue reading something already in the past

PATNA within us

Four years ago, almost to the day, I visited this mausoleum. I was exploring a forgotten past. This mausoleum was erected by Dr William Fullerton in 1784 and placed at … Continue reading PATNA within us

A fine view

This lovely story features in the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I was fortunate to spend long periods of my childhood in Argyll. This film recalls some of that time:

Which novel has sold most?

This question was asked in last week’s Sunday TIMES: Of course there is no complete data to refer to but it is thought that Don Quixote tops the list. It … Continue reading Which novel has sold most?