Tim Brookes

Tim Brookes, born in England, living in Vermont, wrote for the Reader in the late 1990s and 2000s.

Sample of his Reader writing:

Aug. 20, 1998 Memory Wars (the Dale Akiki trial)

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Here Comes the Bride

Golden moments and minor disasters at the altar.

Chunks of ice rode the whitecaps as the Nantucket ferry steamed out of the harbor in Woods Hole and into the Atlantic. The March wind had driven Isabel into the warmth of the cabin, while ...

Guitar: An American Life

Guitar: An American Life by Tim Brookes. Grove Atlantic Press; May 2005; 339 pages; $24. Audio book version Blackstone Audio. FROM THE DUST JACKET: "Shortly before his 50th birthday, baggage handlers destroyed Tim Brookes's guitar, ...

Limeys in a State of Grace

The English among us.

You don’t go to a pub to meet new people: you go to a pub to meet people you already know — in a sense, to avoid people. The pub allows us to be sociable without taking risks;

Never in the History of the World Has Man Moved Such Volumes of Water Such Distances

The Romans were as efficient at plumbing as they were at building roads, bringing water from the hills into Rome, and used an astonishing 300 gallons per person per day, more than twice what even Californians use.

Everything Changes in Six Minutes

San Diego cricketers in exile

Practice begins at 5:30 SDCC time (that is, about 5:50) on Wednesday evening. It’s warmer than this in England, dammit. I haven’t brought my white cable-knit sweater, and I put on a grey sweatshirt, feeling vaguely illegitimate.

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