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Aidan Higgins

Aidan Higgins first novel in six years, Bornholm Night-Ferry, was published by Allison and Busby.

Beneath the Ice-Shelf

Aidan Higgins, 15 September 1983

One hundred and sixty years ago in the dreadful frost and snow at the beginning of 1814, kind-hearted Charles Lamb was out in all weathers, visiting the imprisoned Leigh Hunt who had been put away for two years for ridiculing the Prince Regent. Hyde Park was then littered with dirty people and provisions (not that much has changed in the interval), Mary Lamb had toothache very badly and was about to go mad again. Insanity ran in the Lamb family like a streak through Brighton rock.

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