20th Century

The Innocent on Everest

Another chapter from “Special Assignment” by my uncle John Alldridge (published in 1960 and now long out of print) The special correspondent doesn’t talk about ‘assignments’. He talks about ‘jobs’. His next ‘job’ may send [more…]

20th Century

Ice cream

I have a number of very simple rules that I follow in life. The first is that wherever possible, I do everything in my power to live at peace with all men. This quite naturally, [more…]



I often hear pensioners on the radio espousing their lot and think there but for some good advice from my dear departed dad could go I. I cannot imagine living on only a state pension, [more…]