Peter Jackson

New Ways Of Seeing Conflicts

There’s a bit of a war theme running through my head this week because of the Armistice commemorations, and the sense that the passing of one hundred years since ‘the war to end all wars’ might bring some sense of closure. I hadn’t watched the BBC documentaries made by Adam Curtis about post-war life for […]

The London Explorer No. 1

For your delectation, a slender book in my possession, priced 2/6d, Peter Jackson’s ‘The London Explorer’ contains more of his wonderful oddities about London from the author of the much-loved ‘London Is Stranger Than Fiction’ column that used to run in the Evening News. Here are Jackson’s remarks on the district of Clerkenwell. Remember, these […]

Is The Past Still Present?

There’s nothing to beat the musty smell of an old archive filled with dead authors – of course you’ll be the only one there these days as the art of investigating the past is dying out – or is it? A site for works in the public domain has been recommended by my friend Michele […]