Sweet or Sour

Sour or sweet?   Be warned: Sauron is the name of the Evil One in Tolkien’s fantasy, ‘The Lord of the Rings’. It is a sour name indeed. Evil turns ordinary goodness sour. You can use sour milk to make great scones, but soured goodness is rotten to the core. But hobbit goodness has a [...]

The Book Store

I climbed the stairs slowly to the secondhand book store. There sitting in piles of stock sat it's owner, reading behind a tatty desk. Above him was pinned a notice proclaiming - there is a book here for you! Somehow I doubted it. Yet I searched reasonably diligently in the novels, hobbies and history sections. [...]