Lloyd Shepherd

Lloyd Shepherd is a former journalist and digital producer who has worked for the Guardian, Channel 4, the BBC and Yahoo. He lives in South London with his family. He is the author of The English Monster and The Poisoned Island.

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LONDON 1812. The arrival of the Solander is something of an event among the social and cultural cognoscenti of the metropolis. After all, what could be more romantic than a restaging of Captain Cook's first voyage on the Endeavour?

Hundreds of cuttings from the paradise island of Otaheite have been planted throughout the ship, intended to stock the gardens and greenhouses of Kew, the place in which English horticulture is fused with British ambition. For according to Sir...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Shut up and deal with it

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to eat and not put weight on

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. This Is A Low, Tangled Up In Blue, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away, Never Let Me Down Again, The Mob Rules

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. On a beach, lost in a book while enjoying a cool gin and tonic with my wife, while my children swim in the sea.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. A diplodocus


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