One that got away - the Haldane brothers
As Suffer and Survive powers its way towards its August 6th release date, I've just spent a fun 90 minutes with my editor at Simon and Schuster, Andrew Gordon, selecting photographs for the book. I'm allowed a fairly generous 20+, the logic being that the photographs illustrate the sweep of drama in the story. Picture research has been bountiful, which means letting go of many favourites.
Here's one that got away from the childhood ... my subject John Scott Haldane is the boy in curls, a frock and patent leather shoes astride the rocking horse. His brother George who died at 16 is on the left, and Richard Haldane, set to become Lord Chancellor and Secretary for War, instigating Britain's system of city universities as well as the territorial army, supports the rocking horse from behind.
You see some of the difficulties we've had, when such a picture is against such competition that it gets left out.