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Has Father Christmas overlooked you?

For all those who have been left unfulfilled with the books they have been given for Christmas, I am happy to say that Amazon UK has finally restocked with my book Into The Arena (click here), at a fraction above … Continue reading

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Bull-Running: Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad

(If this video cannot be seen in your region, you can able see the longer version here, or the dramatic closing seconds of it here.) Although I am something a beginner when it comes to running on the streets of … Continue reading

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Juan José Padilla, Maestro de Pamplona, Matador de Miura

In an exchange of messages with the equally brave and enigmatic American bullrunner known only as El Bomber (and whose eyes no living man has seen), he sent me the following photo of him with maestro Juan José Padilla from … Continue reading

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Running on the horns of the bull

I just found a photo which when cropped down I discovered the exact moment I was truly bullrunning, in the mozo-sense, on the horns of the bull, rather than posing alongside, after the horns have passed. I remember the adrenaline-spike, … Continue reading

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The Great American Bullrunner

As I write up a full account of Pamplona for a magazine, I came across this photo of me and Joe Distler (whose name the copy editor hilariously changed in my book Into The Arena to Jose Distler). This photo is … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway, 50 years on, and the family Ordóñez

On the 50th anniversary of the death of the great Ernest Hemingway – who was packing for Pamplona at the time just as I am now – it seems right to reprint an excerpt from my recent book Into The Arena, … Continue reading

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Reuters Interview

Whilst working out my luggage allowance for Pamplona – a fortnight of supplies plus 20 copies of my book Into The Arena, a 12lb cape, a 6lb muleta (the small red cape) and a 2lb practice sword – I saw that my … Continue reading

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First Edition

As Britain’s only bullfighter, given that Frank Evans has retired, I have decided this year to head to the 320th annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain (aka the Feria del Toro, aka the Feria de San Fermín.) There are … Continue reading

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