A great Pathe newsreel featuring the fantastic Henry Blythe. Sports hypnosis was unknown in these days. He was a pioneer. And his book is hilarious too.
A very unfair sniggering reference to my friend Henry Blythe, featuring his recording helping you to stop smoking. He was WAY ahead of his time…..
Bit rude to call him ‘the worst hypnotist ever?” Still there is hope in that question mark.
Whilst hosting the Penny Reading event yesterday I spotted this two author graffiti on the wall of the gents in the British Library Conference Centre. I’m not sure about the original author and why they wrote ARSE on the wall - we can only show them compassion. But it seems very BL of the second person to turn this aggressive, almost nihilistic, statement in a joyful reminder that we all live in a state of upbeat farcical playfulness. That’s what I got out of it anyway. I don’t endorse writing on the wall in public buildings, in any way, shape or form BTW
I am now official at the British Library following my induction (“We have to guard against awful things like the Milan bombing, you know, the one in Spain”) this morning. So I now have an email address. Please feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s early days on here but please spread the word amongst friends and colleagues that you think might be interested.