John Barber is an author, writer and researcher from Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK.
Aries: 21 March – 20 April
Arians can drink almost anything – and usually do. Your judgement is sound enough and your constitution is even better. A youthful ambition to sample every bottle behind the bar brings you to middle age with a solid background based on liquid foundations. A trifle blunt at your soberest, diplomacy is not increased when you are in your cups. You have a most effective way of negotiating with bar stewards.
You can view all photos and all readings for the twelve signs of the zodiac in my latest slim volume: A Drinkers Horoscope from Amazon.
Latest title – John Barleycorn Must Die
Men In Black are real. They are not the cool dudes from Hollywood films.
No one is sure if they work for the good guys or even aliens.
In this new eBook they dominate DCI Steve Winwood’s investigation along with the folk legend of John Barleycorn, unidentifiable corpses, Chinese brewers and at least one financial scam.
Bircherley Green – the Great Wen
But what is to be fate of that great wen of all? The monster called … ?
William Cobbett (1762 – 1835) Rural Rides, 1822.
You may ask what William Cobbett has to do with modern day Hertford. In Cobbett’s time the Great Wen, the monster, was London. Today the great wen (or sore) in the middle of town is Bircherley Green – no more deserved of being called a shopping centre.
My own letter of objection in .pdf format