New Book - As an anti-tank gunner with the 51st Highland Division John Jarmain saw action at El Alamein in October 1942 and then for the next six months he fought with them through the Libyan deserts, right up into Tunisia and then took part in the capture of Sicily. The 51st were often in the thick of the fighting and took terrible casualties. Read More..
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BBC Radio 3 Out Counting Sheep
Now entered by the BBC for the Prix Europa in Berlin and the Prix Italia in Turin; results September!
Poet James Crowden experiences the wide range of sheep communication at lambing time in the dead of night, the interaction between ewe and lamb and birth itself, often in a sheep shed where up to 1,000 can be lambing at once. Also the talk between shepherds and their sheep and their interesting methods of counting sheep..
'Walking a Stick back home' - BBC Radio 4.. Thomas de Quincey 1785-1859 was a 19th century writer and essayist best known for his Confessions of an English Opium Eater. He also wrote many other books, essays and works of literary merit including Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, 1827, The House hold Wreck 1838. Suspiria de Profundis 845, and various important essays on Coleridge and Wordsworth. De Quincey’s collected works run to a over 20 volumes.
'Three Hares' - BBC Radio 4 'Chasing Hares'.. James traces the meaning and origin of the ancient symbol of the 'Three Hares'. Here you can listen again to James Crowden (writer and historian) uncovering the facts that stretch from a church in Devon to a high mountain kingdom in the Himalayas.