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Baron Munchhausen and Jack the Ripper September 21, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Baron Munchhausen and Jack the Ripper

Beachcombing has long had a secret nemesis: Donald McCormick aka Richard Deacon, a British author. McCormick (1911-1998) wrote entertainingly on a bewildering series of topics including the Hell Fire Club, Mossad, Ian Fleming, the Kempa Tai and the death of Kitchener. Many of these books included doubtful elements: extremely valuable sources that no one else had ever […]

Madog: The Missing Trans-Atlantic Poem August 26, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
Madog: The Missing Trans-Atlantic Poem

  Universal mourning in the Beachcombing household as (i) twelve hours on trains and in hospital beckons and, more importantly, (ii) the beloved Beachcombing babysitter has announced her intention to go to South Africa. Beachcombing spent several hours trying to convince the local South African consul that said babysitter was actually a terrorist threat but to […]