Star Letter: Further Beyond the Ridge
By: Web Editor
Roy Battson had a great eye for detail, a lyrical touch, and a delightful, self-mocking humour, of the sort that only comes with age.
And he was undoubtedly writing of the ‘golden age’ of motorcycling (and travel generally), before the highways engineers took over, and ‘only speed remains’. Though like Roy Buchanan, I sometimes get that feeling, thumping along an old road on my old Sunbeam, that you can still catch glimpses of what we have lost.
My main reason for writing, though, is to ask if anyone knows more about Roy Battson, about his publishers (Goose and Son, who vanished after eight books) and whether he left family or friends who remember him?
Perhaps anyone who can enlighten me could get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 01460 52238.
David Gordon, Hinton St George, Somerset
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