hidden europe

Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Iain Bamforth is a much-travelled doctor of medicine and of letters, whose work has appeared in many periodicals, including ‘Quadrant‘, ‘London Review of Books’, ‘Times Literary Supplement’ and ’Lapham’s Quarterly’. His latest collection of essays is ‘The Good European’ (Carcanet, 2006), and he is currently preparing a volume of poems for publication in autumn 2012.

For Swiss scientist and mountaineer HB de Saussure, the sky held "in its grandeur and its dazzling purity, an element of death and infinite sadness." Guest writer Iain Bamforth invites us to jump into the blue. Wrap up warm, and bring your ...