From faraway galaxies to underwater worlds

Penguin Classics is to launch a new series of science fiction with 10 titles in August and a further…

09 June 2020 - 09.06 a.m.

High times on the road to Kathmandu

From approximately the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, young Europeans seeking adventure took the…

04 June 2020 - 06.06 a.m.

Under the magnifying glass

Who is the greater detective – Maud West, who was a rare female operative in this male domain in…

05 May 2020 - 06.05 a.m.

Cups and character

It's a famous quote by Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly: "Some people think football is…

20 April 2020 - 08.04 a.m.

Erudition this side of heaven

English playwright, actor and wit Noel Coward, asked if he believed in God, liked to reply (in that…

17 April 2020 - 07.04 a.m.