Suzi Feay

Visitants from the past: The Ministry of Time, by Kaliane Bradley, reviewed

An experimental project transports people across centuries. Lieutenant Graham Gore, an Arctic explorer whisked from the 1840s to present-day London, is not overly impressed

John Franklin’s doomed expedition to find the North-West Passage. One of the members, a naval officer, plays a leading role in Kaliane Bradley’s striking debut. [Getty Images]

Already a subscriber? Log in

Election special offer

The stage is set. Grab a front-row seat with The Spectator. Subscribe and get 3 months for just £3 – plus a free election mug.

  • Weekly delivery of the magazine
  • Unlimited access to our website and app
  • Spectator newsletters and podcasts
  • Our online archive, going back to 1828


Want to join the debate?

Only subscribers can comment. Sign up and – in the run-up to the election – you’ll get the next three months for just £3.

Already a subscriber? Log in