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The build up to Pamplona begins…. with the 2016 Edition of the Official Guide

In five days the feria of San Fermín officially begins and so the third and latest edition of the Fiesta: How To Survive The Bulls Of Pamplona with a foreword from the Mayor is released from Mephisto Press. It’s various … 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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A lethal summer with the bulls

So I am out in Cuéllar again at the end of my season of bull-running and what a dark year it has been. Someone was killed just a few days before I went to Pamplona to run – I wrote about … 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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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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