Books on the reading pile at the moment... The Empty Mirror by Janwillem Van De Wetering - the diary of a young Dutch student's eighteen months learning Zen in a Japanese monastery. Very much like the predecessor to Angry White Pyjamas with more Zen and no martial arts. A Natural History of Latin by Tore Janson - just to brush up on my basic grammar. The Bartitsu Compendium Vol.2 by Tony Wolf - found in a charity shop, wish I could trace the previous owner as I have long been interested in Bartitsu. And a load of odds and sods of archaeological papers that I keep in a rack by the lavatory for bog-browsing.