From a giggly desert island to the humble hero of the Titanic, these illustrated tales will buoy up young mindsNobody tells silly stories quite like bestselling picture book duo Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. With characters ranging from Supertato, the sworn enemy of Evil Pea, to Bernard “No-Bot”, the robot who can’t find his bottom, the Brighto
mardi 27 Juillet 2021 08:07
The Cordouan beacon is the last to be inhabited in France and only the second, after the Tower of Hercules at La Coruña in Spain, to be added to Unesco’s World Heritage list. Cordouan was built at the end of the 16th century and overlooks the Atlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Gironde estuary in south-western France Continue reading...
mardi 27 Juillet 2021 07:07
Parini’s ‘novelised memoir’ draws on memories of a real-life meeting with Jorge Luis Borges, but can’t quite live up to the inspiration of the Argentine titan“That all those who knew him should write about him,” Borges wrote of the protagonist Ireneo Funes in his story Funes the Memorious, “seems to me a felicitous idea.” Certainly
mardi 27 Juillet 2021 06:07
The World Architecture Festival award announces its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes completed across the world between 2019 and 2021. The 200-strong shortlist has been selected from more than 700 entries. The theme for the 2021 festival is: Resetting the City: Greening, Health and Urbanism Continue reading...
lundi 26 Juillet 2021 07:07
Two relatives of John Stonehouse offer differing reasons for why, nearly 50 years ago, the Labour MP, philanderer and suspected spy faked his own death in the strangest political story of the 1970sJohn Stonehouse was a politician who had it all. He was tall, good looking, clever, fiercely ambitious and an energetic campaigner for his causes with a
dimanche 25 Juillet 2021 06:07