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Review of Ordinary on ‘The Washingmachinepost’ – by Brian Palmer

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If you have any interest in the history of the bicycle, john bradshaw’s ‘ordinary’ is fairly close to essential reading.

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Review of Ordinary in ‘Velo-Vision’ – by Richard Peploe

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‘ORDINARY’ by name, but not by nature I thought long and hard about how best to show that, despite the title, this is no ordinary book and the best I could come up with was to say that it’s ordinary by name, but not by nature. However, knowing the other books that John Bradshaw has written, that should not be a surprise. The book’s summary does its job well: “An account of the Rediscovery, Restoration, Research and Riding of an Ordinary Bicycle from 1988 through to 1991, with Subsequent Thoughts”. Despite the niche topic, the story will strike a chord … continue reading

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We are sad to report…

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We are sad to report that Jo died in her sleep in December 2013.  There is now a 2nd Edition of her book out which includes both new and recently discovered pictures and information about her fascinating life.

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The Ariel Book – On the horizon

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Coming Up in the not too distant future is The Ariel Book – the definitive history of all Ariels, with 2, 3 and 4 wheels. Covering everything, from the late 19th Century to the early 21st Century, this long awaited tome is not being rushed and is currently being written, re-written and thoroughly proof-read by very many authoritative experts in the Ariel world. If it’s not correct, it’s not worth publishing, so it’s worth waiting for…

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Review of The Artful Bodger in ‘AOMCC’s Cheval de Fer’ – by John Mitchell

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I enjoyed it greatly and found it difficult to put down. At just £8 it’s good value, so put it on your Christmas list! continue reading

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Review of The Artful Bodger in ‘Miscellany’ – by the MSCC Editor

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As electronics takes over from real engineering, bodging may be a dying art – but this book reminds us that it hasn’t always been so! continue reading

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Horsing About – Book Launch Success!

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The very successful Book Launch and Signing of Horsing About was on Saturday 20th October, at Grange Farm Nursery, Guarlford, Malvern, when over 100 interested persons turned up – and exhausted the first print-run! However, a second, larger print run is now completed in anticipation of at least three book reviews in local and national publications

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Bodgery Book Launch – 9th June

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Saturday 9th June the ‘Bodgery Book’ is being launched in Malvern at The Swan at Newland, known for its good food and real ales. Located parallel to the A449, the main Malvern-to-Worcester road – WR13 5AY continue reading

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Upcoming Bodgery

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‘Bodgery’ by Peter Henshaw & John Bradshaw (Nov. 2011) A disparate collection of occasionally desperate tales of woe – and subsequent joy. These are not useful hints & tips, but are celebrations of eccentric ingenuity. continue reading

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Upcoming Review by Peter Henshaw

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It could have been written 70-odd years ago and if you liked Biggles and Boys Own stuff, you’ll like this. continue reading

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