Friday, 23 November 2007

A Picture or a Thousand Words?

...'cos you can now have both! People kept asking for prints so they're now available from the Oleander website - framed or as unframed 10 x 8s. They look specbl**dytacular even if I say so myself.

On the book front we've done great numbers - 400 in two shops in 3 weeks in Cambridge alone! And Sir Ranulph Fiennes was on R4 talking about Night Climbing (and the Marie Curie Delivering choice Programme of course) on the 7th (see Listen Again, Libby Purves' Midweek on the R4 website) and that produced a small avalanche (intended) of visits to the site. I sent him a couple of the numbered, signed copies for the Campaign auction.

In coming weeks look out for features in The Observer, The Good Book Guide, The Oldie, possibly The Telegraph, definitely,,, Gripped mag, Urban Climber mag and a whole bunch more. Love this stuff.

OH! - and guess what? I've heard from a trusted source that the Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum (also the Master of Magdalene) has asked for NCoC to be removed from the museum shop, branding it 'irresponsible'... I thought museums were mandated to preserve and promote our cultural heritage - not censor it. Of course, this is probably just an unfounded and erroneous rumour. Yeah, that's probably it.

Thanks everyone and take care.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

The Critics...

Great piece in The Times today by Tom Whipple; he should find his missing copy - they're now worth even more as signed copies of the new edition are on ebay at £125-£145! Crazy. Anyway - the link is here.

Very nice article in Varsity yesterday although sadly they must have run out of space as they miss the opportunity to report on their chat with Nares at the launch last week. Pages 17-19 here.

And here's an interview with Nares himself by the Muswell Hill Journal. The Ham & High did one as well yesterday but I can't find it on their site. Probably just being incompetent...