The Ramblings of a Twenty Five Inch Man are the stories of an Ordnance Surveyor. Set in the seventies these are the incredible experiences and encounters that happen to Chris our young surveying hero. From his hilarious but gruelling training in Southampton to map making in the field these stories tell of the last days before digital mapping changed forever the way maps were made. Escaping from the red brick factories and claustrophobic carpet town of Kidderminster in the Midlands where he grew up to join the Ordnance Survey he hopes to find a life of fresh air, freedom and travel. Instead he encounters Russian Spies, the S.A.S. and the most colourful of characters. Dangerous animals, terrain and weather are all in a days work as are being shot at, shelled and imprisoned by a madman with a machete. Written with warmth and humour his story is set against the blossoming romance with his girlfriend Jane. Funny, sad, traumatic and incredible these stories begged to be told. You will never look at an Ordnance Survey map the same way again.