In Times and Places, Gillian Bridge takes us on journeys to ancient and modern China, revolutionary Russia, 20th century England and Germany, Africa and a southeast Asian island. Along the way we discover the dangers of black mamba snakes, we learn about dissecting a cadaver, about dentistry, pregnancy and orchids. We witness an aristocratic German picnic and we study the meaning of delicate moth eyebrows. But most importantly, these stories transport us to the living centre of the human heart.
In prose as precise and sparkling as diamonds, Bridge's characters confront universal questions in an array of landscapes and cultures, in war and in peace. A collection of stories to treasure.