Delighted to see A Land featured in this week’s Times Literary Supplement. Norman Nicholson’s 22 June 1951 review of Jacquetta Hawkes’ masterpiece is reprinted in the Then and Now section. He was impressed! The review sums up what made the book unique: Jacquetta’s scientific knowledge plus her imaginative engagement with the deep past.
“As a story alone it would be immensely exciting, but Mrs Hawkes conveys much more than the excitement. She sees it all as if it were happening now. To her the past is not over and done with; it is alive in the present, as the child is alive in the man.”