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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan by Felipe Fernández-Armesto reviewed
By Horatio Clare
Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World by Philip Hoare reviewed
The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans and The Outlaw Ocean: Crime and Survival in the Last Untamed Frontier reviewed
A whale of a time with Albrecht Dürer
Man’s first instinct has always been to return to the sea
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.