Alan Russell

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I have 193 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
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Alan Russell


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Studland, missing fingers, a rabid dog called Bob and a privy

When we first arrived from Canada in the early 1960’s my parents would take us, that is my two elder brothers and me to a farm on the road from...

Deconstructing a letter in a local paper

Below is an extract from a letter that appeared in our local free newspaper the other week: We have the new leader of the Lib Dems saying that we...

Omar's Diary for Halloween Night - 31st October 2016

Tonight is Halloween Night, the night of ‘Trick or Treat’ whatever that entails. It cannot be a very nice thing as the Servants have drawn the...
Gold cherry

Tormore Whisky, The Stag and Hounds and the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

The Stag and Hounds at Braywick between Maidenhead and Windsor is where I had my first taste of English bitter that I paid for legally myself as I...

Babylon and F Scott Fitzgerald Revisited

I was introduced to the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald by one of my teachers, David Gowers. To prevent anyone who is interested in English cricket from...