Go With the Floe

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

In Britain the North Pole no longer enjoys the iconic status of its southern counterpart. We celebrate the men who slogged their way across the bloodless Antarctic ice fields, battling fathomless crevasses, withering blizzards and pesky Norwegians to plant the Union Jack at the South Pole. Yet in the nineteenth century, and at the beginning […]

Sebastian Shakespeare talks to Beryl Bainbridge

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

You once said you can only write about the past as it is the only language you understand. Could you please explain. The present is too immediate, and I’ve gone beyond the age when I feel at home in it. My family lived in the past owing to my father having begun his working life […]

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