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The Dangerous Summer: Editor’s article In The Telegraph

My article on the extraordinary fatality rate in the encierros, ‘bull-runs’, and other ‘popular’ taurine events this year, and why we continue to participate in them, is in The Telegraph today (online here.) A more detailed breakdown of the figures … Continue reading

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An embarrassment of an injury

So the encierros of Cuéllar in Castille and Leon have continued with their usual ancient spirit of wildness although I have had to stop running with the bulls. On Monday afternoon there was an encierro chico, a bull-run for children involving vaquillas, … Continue reading

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San Fermín Roundup

Our editor, who is on holiday, has asked me to step into the breech to do a little roundup on the years events in Pamplona to accompany Joseph S. Furey’s “excellent” article in the Daily Telegraph magazine today. (We suspect … Continue reading

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Pamplona, bull running, bull gorings, Esquire TV and poetry from New York

The Fiesta so far has been one of moments of glory and moments of hilarity, all among old strangers and new friends. The star of the show has been the American bull-runner Dennis Clancey, formerly of 20th Special Forces Group … Continue reading

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A Paean to Pamplona: The Author’s Cut

This is the full version of what I submitted for my regular column ‘By The Sword’ in Taki’s Magazine. As you can see here, about half of it was cut, leaving only a narcissistic skeleton, rather than the flesh – … Continue reading

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Pamplona (& Cuéllar): How To Run The Bulls

In the weekend edition of the Financial Times, Alexander Fiske-Harrison, author of Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bullfight, has written an article about the encierros – the ‘bull-runs’- of Pamplona, which are the most famous in the … Continue reading

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Old Etonian trampled in Pamplona bull-run in school uniform

Given that not just one but two very different groups of people seem insistent on calling me self-promoting in my bullfighting-related activities, even though what I am actually doing is making my living as a writer with a book to … Continue reading

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