What does it feel like to be on the brink of transition? 1
The date of writing is important. Much of this book was written during two years of negotiations counting down to Britain’s exit from the European Union. As I worked towards this book’s first deadline, I watched the political clock tick down several times as exit dates came and went. I hoped for infinite delay.
As the late medieval playmakers understood, our experiences of time, and of writing, are heavily influenced by our politics. Underpinning much of the desire for Brexit is a nostalgic desire