Drums Beat At Night!

On Hampstead Heath Professor Bastion hears the echo of the voodoo death rhythm….VoodooRhythmTheBigForest

Apparently this book was written in 1932 (isn’t  internet search a wonderful thing?) when readers were less likely to question exactly what dear Professor Bastion was doing hanging around Hampstead Heath at night. The book was in a shop window (yup we see the reflection of a ghostly voodoo foot) and we went away merrily chuckling to ourselves as folks edged out of our way on the street.

Maybe now is a good time to revisit our love of pulp fiction (mass readership escapist fiction from the 30’s and 40’s not the early 90’s movie) or even some Sax Rohmer with all that high drama, Fu-Manchu and opium dens in Limehouse? Or shall we will stick with the white knuckle excitement of the Andy Pandy Annual and Bagpuss,  which is probably more calming and up our street. Decisions dear reader, decisions!


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  1. So, you didn’t buy the book? I’ll never know what happened on Hampstead Heath?! I may need to go look for it . . . on the internet!

    • The shop was closed and there were other books of interest too so we rang the telephone number on the door. We were given the distinct impression that customers were rather a pain – but the lady could be there in two hours to let us in, or we could come back on Saturday afternoon. So no book buying and the voodoo drums will always be a mystery, heard on dark nights as the gloom falls on the Heath……

  2. How did we ever survive before the internet – lol!

    • They say the best inventions are those that fulfil needs you didnt know existed (or something like that – its too early for coherent thought!). I dont recall thinking that this much information and instant communication is what I really, really needed to improve my life. But it does….!

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