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Nessie’s enduring attraction

In A Monstrous Commotion, Gareth Williams describes the weird fraternity for whom finding the Loch Ness monster has become the ultimate grail

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

12 December 2015

9:00 AM

A Monstrous Commotion: The Mysteries of Loch Ness Gareth Williams

Orion, pp.400, £20, ISBN: 9781409158738

It wasn’t until I drove past Loch Ness a couple of years ago that I realised just how enormous it is. Over 20 miles long and deep enough to hide Blackpool Tower, it could hold the water from all the lakes in England and Wales combined. But it’s still not as big, I found myself thinking, as the human imagination.

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