Mal Tattersall

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Mal Tattersall

Malcolm “Mal” Tattersall spent almost 40 years working as a staff journalist on some of Britain’s biggest-selling tabloid newspapers. Originally from Lancashire, he once found himself under house arrest in a brothel after a military coup in Africa, taught English in Istanbul, narrowly avoided being thrown in Turkey’s notorious Midnight Express prison, and, for a brief period, was a brickie’s mate labouring on a building site in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Now semi-retired, Mal loves travelling, writing and supping real ale – although not necessarily in that order.
Hanging Loose Karlovy Vary Czech Republic

Hanging Loose Karlovy Vary Czech Republic

Mal Tattersall gets the cold shoulder in Karlovy Vary spa hotel in the Czech Republic (or Czechia), and discovers some old relics. I soon get a bit hot and bothered…

Putting Monmouthshire on the Gastronomic Map

Putting Monmouthshire on the Gastronomic Map

Mal Tattersall visits Monmouthshire to discover the wonderful food, wine and mead on offer in this county sandwiched between Wales and England, as well as go on a forage.  It’s…

Two Sides of the Vietnam War

Two Sides of the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, a young Mal Tattersall joined thousands other demonstrators outside the American Embassy in London demanding an end to the Vietnam War and chanting: “Hey, hey LBJ, how…

When Flying Scotsman Meets Northern Belle

When Flying Scotsman Meets Northern Belle

Mal Tattersall goes steaming back in time on the Nostalgia Express with the Flying Scotsman engine and the Northern Belle luxury train. “For rail enthusiasts this is a very big…

Not Brassed Off by Yorkshire Brass Band Music

Not Brassed Off by Yorkshire Brass Band Music

Mal Tattersall samples the delights of the Saddleworth Whit Friday Band Contests, to discover much to enjoy in Yorkshire brass band contests. There’s an intriguing sign hanging on a red…