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Nick Drayson

Nick Drayson completed a PhD in 19th century Australian natural history writing. His latest novel is A Guide to the Birds of East Africa (2008).

Nick Drayson reviews 'Rifling Paradise' by Jem Poster

August 2006, no. 283 01 August 2006
I love travelling overseas. I like the whole flying thing: the taxi ride to the airport wondering what I forgot to pack, the queuing at check-in, the thrill of getting through security. Then there’s the flight itself. The rush of take-off, the first free drink, the little plastic tray with little plastic dishes and plastic knives and forks – just like a picnic in the clouds. Whether the destin ... (read more)