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Yes, I read the excerpt yesterday ....[...]tle-dribbling/article26821033/

I enjoyed Bill Bryson's 'Notes From a Small Island' and will probably get hold of 'The Road to Little Dribbling' in due course (when it comes out in paper-back). What he has written about Avebury is ironical really as, unlike Stonehenge, it is actually free. For just a few more ££s he could have joined the National Trust and only had to pay for his cup of tea. He talked a lot about Keiller (see above link) lingering rather long on Keiller's sexual proclivities.
His visit ends with him on West Kennet Long Barrow - looking towards Silbury presumably. This he liked.

I was so glad that I had traipsed up here. I went and stood on the roof of the barrow again and surveyed the view, feeling like a conqueror, pleased to have it all to myself.
“And this part of the day didn’t cost me a penny,” I said proudly, hands on hips.

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Posted by tjj
17th October 2015ce

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