Towns of Two Halves extracts:
● “The Dons fetched up in Milton Keynes in 2004. In 2007 the club moved again… The closest railway station to its Stadium:mk home is Bletchley. As the name of a football club, Bletchley Park would have had something of a ring to it, or even better the studious-sounding Bletchley Park Dons.”
● “It’s odd, though, isn’t it? When you could be standing in the very space occupied by Turing having a brainwave 70-odd years ago, you choose instead to look at a space similar to the one occupied by Benedict Cumberbatch quite recently.”
● “The journey from Bletchley Park to Stadium:mk was baffling in the daylight and almost impossible after dark. I attempted it on foot; on the map it looked hardly any distance at all. I negotiated roundabouts, bus stands, underpasses, dual carriageways and vast expanses of superstore car-parks. Eventually, when the stadium loomed on the northwestern horizon, it was possible to head confidently towards it. Before that point navigation had been a question of faith.”
These are taken from the Milton Keynes chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.