December’s cover photo, “Northern Lights,” comes to us from Christer Mattson in Turku, Finland. More of Christer’s work can be seen at his flickr gallery at http://flickr.com/photos/cricce/
Sybille Bedford’s great novel – now in a pretty reprint from the New York Review of Books – has the sweep of Edward Gibbon and the emotional vitality of Jane Austen. Robert Minto takes a new look at a classic.
Fifteen hundred years ago, the inhabitants of northeastern Canada encounter intruders from over the sea: Vikings