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Cities of the mind

Architecture and fiction


         ‘Novels about architecture don’t sell.’ A fellow writer told me this years ago, at a literary festival in Canada. He’d written a novel about an architect which, as far as I could tell, was doing well.

Shoebill safari

Uganda is home to spectacular birds. The country’s location in central eastern Africa accounts in part for its extraordinary diversity, with over 1,000 species recorded in a landmass the size of the UK.