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Cal Flyn

Cal Flyn is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and New Statesman, among others. She lives in the Highlands of Scotland.

Written by Cal Flyn

Essay/
Death
Last supper

Like the deadly pufferfish, wild mushrooms are for culinary daredevils. Care to play Russian roulette with your dinner?

Cal Flyn