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British Police Ask Cambridge University Student to Prostitute Himself for Thirty Quid (US$ 50)

British Police Ask Cambridge University Student to Prostitute Himself for Thirty Quid (US$ 50)

5 days ago
Above Photo: Aerial shot of Cambridge University. Drug-loving, trouble-making Cambridge University students cause mayhem when they trek into the Laotian jungle with American backpackers in my novel BACK. That’s why I’m always happy to feature accounts of real Cambridge students’ misbehavior on the website, and why I was interested to read a while ago about the following tale. However in ... Read More
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Shock News: Wildlife walks through an Asian market and emerges alive and unscathed.

Shock News: Wildlife walks through an Asian market and emerges alive and unscathed.

3 months ago
Above Photo: Pissed-Off Pachyderm in Nong Khai Market. As we trudged around Nong Khai market in Northern Thailand, I thought my wife said to me, “Its fun in the market.” “Whatever floats your boat,” I replied, “But I’ve had more fun at a funeral.” She then pointed something out to me and repeated, “No. There’s an ELEPHANT in the market!” Lucky ... Read More
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The Battle of Flamborough Head: When the US and the UK Went To War – Off The Coast of England.

The Battle of Flamborough Head: When the US and the UK Went To War – Off The Coast of England.

2 weeks ago
Above Photo: The Bon Homme Richard in 1779. One on of my recent research trawls, I came across photographs of an aircraft carrier used during the Vietnam War, called the Bon Homme Richard, which I thought was a very odd name for a US Carrier. Bon Homme Richard in Gulf of Tonkin during Vietnam War (navsource.com) Then I did some ... Read More
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John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road.

1 year ago
Liverpool from Wapping (1875)  I’m a massive fan of John Atkinson Grimshaw’s art. For many years I have seen his paintings of Liverpool’s Dock Road (shown above and below) in books, articles and even pubs all over the UK. I’ve always thought they were magnificent examples of Victorian urban art, and they came across my path again recently when I ... Read More
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“What Did The French Ever Do For Us?” – Getting a decent coffee in Luang Prabang, Laos.

“What Did The French Ever Do For Us?” – Getting a decent coffee in Luang Prabang, Laos.

1 week ago
Zoot Alors! This is how the French are remembered in the Communist propaganda art of their former colony, Laos. As I make clear in my novel, BACK, to my mind, the few positive, still-enduring things the French did in “Indochina” can be counted on the fingers of one hand. That’s no doubt why they were kicked out of Vietnam, Laos, ... Read More
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