The slogan is elementary, my dear tourist board
Last updated at 14:21, Monday, 30 January 2012
Carlisle author Martin Daley draws much inspiration from his home city. His new book, The Casebook of Inspector Armstrong, features a Carlisle-based Edwardian detective.
Martin has also written a Sherlock Holmes story set in the Border City.
He says: “Carlisle plays a really big part in the books. Its past is a backdrop for the stories. When you think about the people that have been here, Romans, kings and queens.”
Martin’s website develops this theme. There’s a page exploring Carlisle’s history from medieval times to the present day.
At the end of this potted history, Martin offers this tongue-in-cheek invitation to visit his home city:
‘Celts, Saxons, Vikings, Romans, Royalists, Parliamentarians, US Presidents and The Black Death have all visited Carlisle – why don’t you give it a go?’
If the city’s tourist board has been looking for a new slogan, the search has surely just ended.
First published at 11:29, Monday, 30 January 2012
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk