A number of readers have commented on the detail that I have used in describing the environment and history in detail. My purpose in doing so is to set the various different scenes and make them more real. They also describe how Charlie has been inspired by Scott's interest and is given the incentive to study.
i have been pleasantly surprised by how many of you actually follow my historical descriptions and have written to say how interesting they find them. I'm pleased that the features mentioned arouse your interest as well as that of Scott and cCharlie.
There is no need for readers to taking in the minutia that I detail but I do try to bring the places alive by most of my references which I hope are quite accurate.
Just as Scott and Charlie show are not interested in football, I don't expect many of you to be turned on by history, so please don't hesitate in skipping anything that you feel is boring. My yarn is meant to be fun to read, not a drag.
updated...27.01.12 - 08.00