Yesterday my mother, who does some work in the local charity shop,tacitly offered to let me have a look at all the books kept in the back of the shop. Big mistake. I had said that I needed some light reading; out of the five books I acquired (at a cost of three euro in total) The Effects of Nuclear Weapons is probably the least likely to fill that void just before I go to sleep. What a find! The title is a bit of an oxymoron though isn’t it?