Terms and Characters
Actualité = from Little Miss B.’s birth to the present
Ancient = earliest times to 500 A.D.
Beach = Term of endearment sometimes used for Beachcombing
Beachcombing, Pater = Worrying tendencies, scarred Beachcombing’s childhood with politically suspect rants
Beachcombing, Little Ms = Beachcombing’s inestimable, computer busting infant daughter
Beachcombing, Mater = Beachcombing’s darling mother, now almost elderly in the Pacific Dominions
Beachcombing, Mrs = Beachcombing’s other half also known as ‘Mrs B’
Contemporary = First World War to birth of Little Miss B
Dr = Beachcombing is one but it was all a terrible, terrible mistake
Dray = Beachcombing’s bookdealer of choice – shifty sort
Lazarus = Noted engineer and kilt wearer
Little Snoring = the village of Beachcombing’s birth (not in Norfolk)
Medieval = 500-1500
Modern = 1500-1919
Paschal and Small Coloured Thing = Leading folk duo from out of the north-west, here pictured looking down upon an Italian Bradford – no salt on their food…
Raoul = Comes from the shadowy side of the Home Counties and has a doctorate in physics and a reputation for mayhem. Recently left one of Crawley’s most dangerous street gangs: good with animals, the elderly and children.
Snegly = Beachcombing’s computer help and general moan board – he lives in Leicester where he has been preparing one of the Midland’s largest mastodon collections.
WANW = We are not worthy! (For important scholars)
WANW, WANW = We are not worthy x2! (For very important scholars)
WIBT = (Wish I’d been there) moments Beachcombing would have given anything (save his wedding ring) to see.
WtH = What the Hell! (Frankly Beach does not understand this or he is stupified)