‘Sugar Money’ by Jane Harris

In 1765 a French monk called Father Cléophas resolved to persuade forty-two enslaved people on the Island of Grenada to desert their British oppressors and return with him to Martinique. Cléophas was a member of the Brothers of Charity of the Order of St John of God, but he was not motivated by a desire […]

James Pryde: the Edgar Allan Poe of Painting

Not so long ago a tall tenement, a few doors down from the home of a friend of mine, fell down. My friend told me about it: the crash that sent her running to her children’s room; the wave of dust that rushed along the street turning the summer’s evening into choking night. She described […]

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