John-Paul Flintoff

Who are your people?

Every writer creates his own precursors
— Jorge Luis Borges

I was walking around the Albert Memorial, and I got pulled into the game of checking out which great figures had been chosen to be carved around the base.

I knew most of the names – Shakespeare, Homer, Michaelangelo – but there were a few I didn't.

And I got to wondering: if YOU were given a big golden memorial, whose likenesses would you choose to have carved around your base – and why?

Posted: August 1, 2015