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Nina, TB and I

RIP Tomas Bata

My journalist brother texted me the sad news today of Tomas Bata's death at 93. If you have been on the dark side of the moon for the last 5 years you may not know that Mr Bata- the Czech Republic's Bill Gates slash Henry Ford - was at the centre of our Anglo-Czech road movie 'Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future".
Our passengers and us got to meet the charming and wise Mr Bata - in fact Nina and I gatecrashed his 90th birthday celebrations in Prague Castle - which he took very well. I think it was the uniforms.
There's a good obituary here.