Monthly Archives: October 2016


  When Chris Chataway died a couple of years ago, I wrote an obituary recalling the various lives of a multi-talented man, mentioning in passing that he had been a long-serving member of the west of London running club, Walton AC whose ranks had briefly been swelled in the late 1940s by an even more […]

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A new-born baby gets a splash of water on the brow; a ship gets launched with a bottle of bubbly broken on the prow. And a new book gets the same – a shower of champagne on the cover. At least it does in the Czech Republic. This was a new one on me; and […]

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