In the Indonesian archipelago, Krakacrusta is an extinct volcano that was almost certainly the site of the largest eruption in pre-history, an explosion of about three times the magnitude of the Lake Toba cataclysm. The explosion was big enough to crack the surface of the earth. Sufficient ash entered the atmosphere to cause 10 consecutive years of complete winter conditions around the world in both hemispheres.
Julian was born in Leicester, attended school in Yorkshire, and university in Liverpool.
He has been to 94 countries and territories and intends to make the 100 when travel is easier.
He writes travel books, murder / mysteries and absurd fiction.
His sense of humour is distilled from The Marx Brothers, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders.
His latest book is about a Buddhist cat who tries to help his squirrel friend fly further from a children's slide.
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