New book: Elsewhere or Thereabouts, by Alasdair Paterson. Shearsman Books, £8.95.
Elsewhere or Thereabouts, by Alasdair Paterson. Shearsman Books, £8.95.
From Troy to Arcadia, on the high road to elsewhere and the low road to thereabouts, boarding a ferry ‘cross the Mersey and hiking the Jurassic Coast, skating away on Duddingston Loch and dynamiting the frozen rivers of Siberia, lured to the summit and drawn to the edge – Alasdair Paterson plots a course at the cruising speed of the flâneur through the ruins of empires, dreams and good intentions. Though pavement cafes still play a part…
London: Swedenborg Hall, Bloomsbury, 18th Feb, 7.30pm (free admission)
Exeter: Devon and Exeter Institution, 20th Feb, 7pm (free admission)
Edinburgh: Saltire Society, 20th March, 7pm (free admission)