More than beer and sausages

Germany gave the world the word schadenfreude, and some parts of the world were happy to throw it…

16 August 2018 - 08.08 AM

The story of a book

One of the less obvious tourist sites in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is the former house…

30 July 2018 - 08.07 AM

Where impossibilities seem commonplace

Walking down a city street in India one day (it may have been Bombay and it may have been 1973; so…

25 July 2018 - 09.07 AM

Similar story, different adjective

OK, we confess. We are addicted, there is a monkey on our back. Each month now, as Penguin reissues…

11 July 2018 - 08.07 AM

Much blood will flow

Finally, we have received our replacement copy of "Maigret in Court”, which readers may recall was…

18 June 2018 - 08.06 AM