Dilettante and dabbler with a two Pritt Sticks a week habit. Proud son of the UK City of Culture 2017™. Has never appeared on a £50 note.
November 21, 2017There aren't many advantages to living in a boring town in the East Midlands of England, but the perverse pleasure of reading the local newspaper just about qualifies. Not much happens here, and what does is usually some combination of dismal and banal, but the Burton Mail documents it all, six days a week, in a publication that runs to over 50 pages. Perusing it reveals Flaubert's dictum to be true: anything becomes interesting if one ponders it for long enough.— Matt Boulton.