Skip to content

Monthly Archives: October 2008

Chinese hermit among graves

This item from the China Daily website, is reprinted in full because such news items often disappear from the web: Elderly hermit enjoying life in mountain graves (China Daily) Updated: 2008-10-28 09:02 A 75-year-old man has been living in open graves for about 23 years in Xinzhou, Hubei province. Tao Shaotang left his village after […]

Scottish hermit retires

Telegraph news item about Tom Leppard, the most-tattooed man in the world (until recently) and a hermit who “lived in a ruined bothy on the Scottish island of Skye for 20 years” without electricity or furniture. Leppard is now 73 and is moving to the mainland: “I was perfectly happy in the bothy but I’m […]

Siberia taiga hermit

This news item from Siberia recalls the book Lost in the Taiga by Vassily Peskov, reviewed in Hermitary here in 2002, although no mention of the book is included in the news article. Since such news items tend to disappear from the web, it is produced in full here: NOVOSIBIRSK, October 24 (RIA Novosti) – […]