Welcome to the website of Graham Fisher MBE and the cyberspace lodgings of Mary Spence MBE, she of Sparrow Publishing.
Now, here is a critter that will be familiar to regular readers; our William, or 'Will-I-um the monster puss'. Last time we checked he was over 8kg, or about the same as a small pit-pony. He's not fat, just huge.
He is nearly 7 years old now and this is the first time I have seen the slob move in his guise as ace map-checker, or Carto-Cat, helping Mary construct another masterpiece of ordnance. But don't be too impressed; he thinks he is clever but his knowledge of shipping lanes and tectonic plates is quite flaky at the moment. So, we're thinking of entering him either for a BSc (big soft cat) or FRSA (Fellow of the Royal Society for Stupid Animals). We just know he will appreciate it. Probably by a nip in the ankles.
Please use the contact form to say hello and tell Mary, me and Carto-Cat your tales of living la vida lockdown.
In the meantime ..
Graham is a noted specialist in the inland waterways of the UK with an interest in the industries they served, particularly Stourbridge Glass, and is a writer, broadcaster and presenter who has over the years carved his own unique niche as an observer of the unusual and the arcane.
Here is your 'one-stop shop' for both G. Fisher Enterprises and Graham's associate Sparrow Publishing, with details of available books, podcasts and presentations, together with imagery, links and listings of other organisations and causes supported.
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posted 2.5.21. We are delighted to note that 'Our Mary of Sparrow' has again received due notice for her cartographic talents. (see Blog)
posted 19.2.21. We are delighted to announce that on 15.2.21 Graham received notification of his appointment as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. This was in recognition of his work with the RGS (with IBG) on the Midlands inland waterways network and the Stourbridge Glass industry, together with his wider involvement in social, environmental and educational matters over many years in both the professional and voluntary sectors. (see Links and Blog)
posted 13.1.21. The late Labour prime minister Harold Wilson famously coined the phrase: ‘A week is a long time in politics.’ If Dear Harold was around today he would have to admit that the time frame has changed dramatically and now a few hours seems like a whole lifetime. And just when you thought it was safe to rest the pen on the desk, it’s back into the inkwell to start all over again. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose … (see Podcasts; In my opinion, episode 21)
THE BOOK IS ON THE WAY ...
In My Opinion out soon.
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