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Letter From America

And he would walk five hundred miles, and he would walk five hundred more... but always found it easier to send a letter.WEEKLY epistle with an Uncle Sam postmark from Alistair ‘Lochaber No More’ Cooke, using current topical happenings Stateside as a starting point for his own reminiscences. Originally began on the Home Service in 1946, and he kept on penning those letters every week for almost sixty years, without ever once asking his British penpal to send him “a tape of English pop charts”.

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