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Q+A with Lloyd Shepherd

Lloyd Shepherd, author of The English Monster and The Poisoned Island, has stopped by the blog to answer some of my questions on the themes, places and history of his latest book (out now in hardback and ebook formats). Author…

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The Poisoned Island

The Solander docks in London laden with botanical specimens gathered for Tahiti. Sponsored by Sir Joseph Banks, the voyage was a successful endeavour to bring back the island’s hidden treasures to Kew and the Royal Society. When Charles Horton of…