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Colin Falconer

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“I was 18 years old, I’d just left school and got a job in London, working in an insurance company. I was working inside - in an office! My mother thought that was like being CEO of Shell Oil.

“I was late one morning, I took a short cut through the church yard to the station to catch my train. I’d just finished reading The Sun Also Rises the night before; and here I was looking at all these gravestones, I remember thinking: Gee, we’re not here very long. Better make it count.

“So I went home, told my mother I was quitting my job and going to Morocco. She damned near fainted.”

After travelling through Spain and Africa, Colin hitch-hiked across Europe to Sweden to visit a girlfriend he’d met the year before on a football tour.

When he finally go...more

468px-ShakespeareI am currently writing a series about Shakespeare. He drove me crazy at school, so there’s a certain irony to this.

Back then, when I was in my green blazer, it was like someone in 2414 studying the history of hip hop. Yeah, so Jay-Z and someone shot some do-nothing called Tupac.

So where’s the relevance to my life?

Generations of schoolkids hate him, but once Shakespeare was cool. A little known...

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