A Medical Tour Through the Whole Island of Great BritainBMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6930.729 (Published 12 March 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:729
- T Snow
Louis Appleby Faber, £14.99, pp 192 ISBN 0-571-16178-2
There was an unsurprisingly British reaction to the murder of James Bulger by two 10 year old boys, as to any other piece of depressing news: a yearning for times past - in this case, when families were more cohesive and the young were taught “the difference between right and wrong.” But we have a powerful ability to remember selectively things that were good about the past and to forget, more or less, what was corrupt, violent, degrading, or dull.
This is the engine that drives Louis …