Isabel Ellsen is a photographer and journalist. She lives in Cologne.
‘What a thing it must be to lose your marbles on your own, with not even enough milk in the fridge for a proper brew.’ Fiction by James Clarke.
‘I am only trying to understand what she wanted to do: did she really think that a dress with a train could erase the horror?’ Nathalie Léger, translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.
‘I have heard there is a city of pigs thirty miles from our city. I imagine it is only a farm. I cannot imagine a city of pigs.’ New fiction by David Hayden.
An extract from Madeleine Bunting’s first novel.
An extract from Sandra Hempel’s The Medical Detective, which follows the story of the man who identified – and helped stop – the cholera pandemic of the 1830s.
‘Grief knows how to love them because we don’t know how to do it any more.’
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