It’s been a while since I swung the camera at the Bottisham Lode on a blustery early October evening in 2014. It was taken in 2 frames from the Sony Rx1 camera lifted by a 9′ Levitation delta. A year later I was thrilled to get an email asking to use the pic for a book cover.
Could Brexit Britain be a new ‘dark’ age? The book title ‘The Anglo-Saxon Fenland’ makes me wonder about what post Roman Britain might have looked like- could it be a template for a post Brexit landscape- decline and isolation with a few pockets of surviving mainland trade in an otherwise impoverished land ruled by ‘fundamentalists’, some more benign than others? The connection between Britain and Europe is deep: the very name of these islands is derived from Europe, ‘Britainia’ is a Roman idea. Even outside the the EU our identity is a European one.
Pondering aside I’m pleased to say the book’s in print at last with my shot on the cover. I think publishing it on the Windgather Press is most apropriate!
Meanwhile I think it’s time for a nap: maybe common sense will prevail and the fractious nature of life on these islands will muddle toward some sort of compromise arrangement where we can all rest happy….