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Maggie Fergusson

Maggie Fergusson

is literary editor of the Tablet and a freelance writer

The curse of genius

We see exceptional intelligence as a blessing. So why, asks Maggie Fergusson, are so many brilliant children miserable misfits?

This island life

In remote Orkney, life is governed by the seasons. While winter heralds gales and stormy seas, it also brings a special kind of peace