Scots and British? Still Shifnal’s Son! – James Christie
James Christie’s thoughts on the Scottish Referendum
Scots and British? Still Shifnal’s Son!
I sent myself and Mum down to a town called Shifnal in Shropshire’s east a week last Wednesday or so. The purpose, publicly, to talk of my book in the local library of the town where I grew up.
Privately, it was my mother’s 86th birthday present, taking her back to the place she’d lived in from 1961 to 1967 to bear witness to the sometime Shropshire lad who’d come good in the world but been sure to remember his roots. For her part in the tale that led to a vampire flatmate and a trek across America to be told by their erstwhile bard in the library by the tandoori and the Plough.
We’d been through not long before, visiting friends in Albrighton and asking directions at that very pub. I’d talked of my book to the bartender, picking up in
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