Things have been happening in The Smoke (that’s London) this week. Paul made a flying visit and met up with almost-legendary musician, film-maker, and DJ Don Letts in the unlikely setting of Willesden Green Working Man’s Club. The issue of the day was the filming of a documentary for BBC4, tracing the roots of ‘skinhead’ culture back to the late 1960s. Don remembers those days well, and wanted to set the record straight. The documentary is being made by the 7Wonder production company, and it is due to be screened some time around September this year.
Before setting off back to the glens, Paul also called in on publishers Oneworld to drop of a book there for Jenny Parrott, who is handling their POINT BLANK series. And there was a moment of magic at Kings Cross Station – no not on Platform 9-and-three-quarters, but out in the concourse, where someone was flying a Harris Hawk. The lovely bird swooped low over travellers’ heads, perched on top of the Departures Board, returned to the falconer’s hand, and suffered itself to be the subject of photos and selfies.