Kamal Ahmed in conversation with Anita Sethi Britain has found it hard to have the conversation about what it has become, now it has arrived in the 21st century. Our very Britishness has stopped us talking about our very Britishness.
The folk-memory of Britain in the decades before the Great War is of a powerful, prosperous and proud country. Yet below the surface, this was a time of turbulence and transformation. From ‘Votes for Women’, Irish Home Rule and the radical Labour movement to the invention of the motor-car, the sensationalist press and the science fiction of H. G. Wells.
Louis de Bernières
Poetry was Louis de Bernières’ first literary love. He returns to the form with his new work, The Cat in the Treble Clef, in which he reflects on family and the connections we make, and break, with other people. This beautiful collection contains moving poems to and about his family, about places near and far, the passing of time, music and about love in its various forms.