31 Jul


Having arrived in Socorro with the Skandians and an Araluen Ranger, during my night walks, I am also sitting on a bar-stool, listening to stories and drinking ale with the best of ‘em, during my days.

According to Mr. Brown, British Beer writer and Pub Historian extraordinaire, no one actually knows for certain, how old Shakespeare’s Pub aka The George Inn is. It seems the original building burned to the ground eons ago, and even though it was re-built, those with the word ‘technical’ stamped on their foreheads would consider this Pub a babe-in-arms rather than some great, great, great, great, something or other. Me? I prefer the second notion. I like the thought of Shakespeare and Dickens (not at the same time, of course, unless maybe you’d consider Shakespeare in-the-spirit?) sloshing drinks and laughing loudly in a smoke-filled room with other literati. What absolute decadence that would be.

Ah well. Back to reality. I’m still reading this book, and have surmised that Pete Brown is a character-writer with a humorous bent. And, as I tend to shy away from anything remotely resembling ’funny’, this book, for some unknown reason, caught me unawares when a review I read, caused me to crack a smile. Oh alright, so I snickered and snorted a little…… a lot.

If you read this book, and I hope you do, please be sure to absorb yourselves in all Footnotes as it is mostly there that you will meet the real author.




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