Secret Britain

Nice little book this. I was a little worried it would be a bit forgettable and bargain bin-like but it is actually written brilliantly. The chapters are short but concise and carry interesting titbits about all the unusual locations of clandestine goings on during the war. Most are visitable and the author puts a short section at the end of each chapter with travel directions and info. A nice touch. 

A testament to the resourcefulness of our ancestors in the face of extermination. 

My favourite locations were the woodland bunkers created for Churchill’s secret army to hide in, scattered all over the country and the huge underground oil storage facility built into a Scottish mountain. 

Dave Grohl – The Storyteller

A broad and enjoyable overview of an incredible life. An inspiring read and also triggers no small amount of nostalgia for my late teens. Makes me want to be a rock star even more but also highlights why I am not and Dave Grohl is. The Iggy Pop story is ridiculous.  

As a side note, I really like his glasses.