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The Loch Ness story
by Nicholas Witchell | Science
Registered by JamesUK of Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on 10/20/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by JamesUK from Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, November 10, 2011

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My thoughts on the book;

Not read by me, but this was either bought as part of a bulk-buy "10 for £1" offer at a "withdrawn" books sale at Chelmsford Library, or as part of a bulk-buy "two books for 50p" charity shop deal, or left at our staff canteen along with other books people had finished with; or has been "donated" to the BookCrossing cause (or "your Book Travelling-thingy", as he calls it) by my dear Father.

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"Many years ago, while still at primary school, my interest of the goings-on at Loch Ness were stirred by the dramatic underwater photographs taken by Bob Rines & Co. A few months later, my curiosity took a hold and a visit to Scotland and the Loch was made. No luck in finding the beast, of course. Instead, though, I found this jewel of a book written by BBC News correspondent Nick Witchell.

This kept me enthralled on the long journey home and for weeks, months, years and now decades later. It tells not just of pictures, but of people. Not just of sightings, but surroundings. Witchell manages to convey the dark, almost eerie atmosphere that inhabits this part of the Highlands.

His research is meticulous, stretching back as far as 565 A.D. and St. Columba's encounter with the creature. Eye-witness accounts, interviews and reports right up until the late 20th Century are put together in a most compelling way. As the title suggests, it reads almost like a novel, with Witchell providing you with clues and information every step of the way. The edition I have was, however, may be a bit premature. "Postscript: The Solution" proudly proclaims the last chapter, detailing his first view of those extraordinary underwater photos of 1975.

Although later editions have this chapter removed, I prefer this edition as it captures quite wonderfully his obvious excitement about the subject. The pictures are fairly standard, the usual black and white reproductions of the most famous sightings such as the Surgeons classic head-neck shot but the quality of writing is simply first-rate. It will have you hooked and is one of the books you read again and again and again. As this thirty-something will certainly testify to.

If you are remotely interested in the Loch Ness Monster, you could hardly do any better than this tome. Buy it! "

Journal Entry 2 by JamesUK at Central Park, Chelmsford Town Centre (see journal for full details) in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, November 10, 2011

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Released 6 yrs ago (11/10/2011 UTC) at Central Park, Chelmsford Town Centre (see journal for full details) in Chelmsford, Essex United Kingdom


I'll be leaving this book on one of the benches in Central Park, Chelmsford, Essex.

It will most likely be on one of the two I've circled in the attached journal image, nearest the entrance / exit to the "Marks and Spencer" store, but sometimes there's picnic tables set up on the grass I might use. Depending on how busy the park is, I might have to walk through and drop it on another unoccupied bench, so check those too. ;-)

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