John Gerson

John Gerson

‘We might suppose that Wuhan’s animal markets are part of a uniquely Chinese tradition, leading up to the current plague. But the facts do not allow for such clarity’

‘The Russian’s gift to the monarch was an arctic bird that, like Putin, had no natural place in the desert: a white Gyrfalcon, a powerful raptor that can be trained by its master to kill on command’

Birds’ names tell tall stories

“Speaking truth to power might not always prove beneficial to birds”

The Soong sisters lives were sewn into the dramatic tapestry of China’s modern history, but in this saga there is nobody with whom to sympathise or identify