Thursday, 31 October 2013

When the British started driving on the left

I’ve heard it said that the law about driving on the left in the UK began at London Bridge. Because it was so congested a thoroughfare, the Lord Mayor decreed that coaches should travel on their left. It was nice to find a book online that, although is not contemporary, it is close enough to the event that the author is still unaware of how important a decision it really was.


London and its Environs Described (1761), vol 4, p134-135

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Coming soon...

Coming soon on ebook:

America's Imaginary Hostage Crisis

“All right, #8.5, the time is now 1400 hours. Your mission for today is to find John Graves. I want you to focus on John Graves. I want you to identify his location, any other hostages at this location, and describe the physical security. I want you now to relax. Focus your attention on John Graves.”

On the 4th of November 1979, a group of Iranian students invaded and occupied the US Embassy in Tehran.

Six thousand miles away, a newly-trained team of military psychics was given the task of remotely viewing the Embassy grounds.

They gave vivid descriptions of the lives of the hostages: the fear, the depression, the illnesses of those kept captive.

But how accurate were they? For the first time ever, these declassified reports are looked at in detail and compared to the real events.

This is the story of two hostage crises, played out on opposite sides of the world.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Life Drawing 21/10/2013

My first life drawing session in about two months! I've been working hard on a new project, that I will hopefully reveal quite soon...