Better than Fiction

I do sometimes wonder why people write “historical” novels around things that never happened when the real world is so pregnant with possibilities:

So just to re-iterate: a blind man scaled the wall of a compound where he was being detained by something like 100 people and then hobbled 20 kilometres on a broken foot to where a car was waiting for him before going on to cause a medium level diplomatic incident. That’s the dog’s bollocks, that is, to give niubi it’s colloquial British English translation.