The Abacot Journal have just published this piece, which is a kind of tribute to the work of the anthropologist Nigel Barley. If you’ve never encountered his books before, I strongly recommend them. His description of a trip to the cinema with a monkey in tow in A Plague of Caterpillars is one of the funniest things I’ve ever read.
The piece is also a bit of a homage to Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, which I love. Did I read somewhere that they were intending to make this into a film? If so, HOW?!