The team is determined to uncover more details about the unfortunate young man’s violent and untimely demise, a task made more difficult by damage inflicted on the corpse caused by a peat harvesting machine. Through a combination of scientific tests, artefacts and historical research, Kelly’s team make substantial discoveries, but expect a fair dollop of speculation, too.
The contorted remains of various well-preserved bog bodies are ghoulishly fascinating in themselves, but much of the material in ‘4,000-Year-Old Cold Case’ is disappointingly dry. Accounts of the diet, weather conditions and other bog bodies are protracted, and often lack detail. The age of ‘Cashel Man’ may be impressive, but unfortunately the amount of interesting information about it is not.
Tales On Moon Lane Children's Bookshop
Just a stone's throw from Herne Hill station, Tales On Moon Lane is easy to find and even easier to spot given its delightful exterior, which is beautifully painted to resemble a circus tent. This lovely local bookshop was founded by Tamara Macfarlane in 2003 and has since provided the tots, toddlers and young adults of southeast London with practical picture books and rad reads. Regular events are held instore, too, including storytelling sessions, reading and writing classes, literary festivals and half-term activities. Check their website to see what they have coming up.
Venue says: “London Independent Bookshop of the Year 2017 (British Book Awards)”