My co-author, Ashley Baynton-Williams, brings to my notice at this quiet time of the year that CNBC (the business channel) has recently been flagging up the buying of maps and books for investment purposes. Links to these interesting articles are given to the right in the blogroll – and yes, we were as puzzled as you may be by the reference in the text to that famous cartographer William Blough (no prizes, no postcards). Do click on the video links in the articles to hear two of our members, Philip Curtis (The Map House) and Daniel Crouch taking a common-sense, sage and cautious line on maps. An old friend, John Windle, long removed to the USA, talks about collecting books – and handles with admirable aplomb the startling question – “All I have is my Kindle, where do I start?”
Weather permitting, presidential forays are planned both to the South-East and up to Scotland in the next few weeks. The blog proper will resume then. In the meantime simply let me wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year.