Tuesday, 30 June 2009


Shame that Happenstance didn't get the Michael Marks Award in the end, but it was still a hell of an achievement to have been shortlisted, just reward for Helena Nelson's tireless efforts. And Oystercatcher are a really interesting press too - if you trawl through their titles, there's plenty of good stuff, not least that Kelvin Corcoran pamphlet.

But it's too hot for serious thought today. I just came across this on the BBC news site (scroll down to the story at the bottom). There used to be a similar pub in Hay on Wye, just next to the bridge. I can't remember its name, but it was basically a front room, stacked high with newspapers, and a couple of barrels of beer and cider. Last time I was there, it had been modernised. Sad.

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