Laura Freeman

Look out below: one of The Hague’s gargoyles

Look beyond ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ in The Hague

8 October 2015 2:00 pm

What a fate it is to be hung next to the most famous painting in a gallery. To be overlooked,…

Autumn: time for a pie

Autumn, season of conkers and new boots

26 September 2015 9:00 am

Each year when I see the first conker of the autumn I think: fire up the ancestral ovens! This incendiary…

Autumn: time for a pie

Autumn

24 September 2015 1:00 pm

Each year when I see the first conker of the autumn I think: fire up the ancestral ovens! This incendiary…

How really to annoy the neighbours: build a basement swimming-pool

27 June 2015 9:00 am

This book has brought out my inner Miliband. A punitive mansion tax on all properties with garden squares in Notting…

Why I joined the smiley-face cult

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Why my generation has fallen for the smiley-face cult

Elizabeth Day urges women to be more ‘me first’, less ‘no, no, after you’

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Paradise City, Elizabeth Day’s third novel, comes with an accompanying essay on The Pool — an online magazine for the…

Meet the Skype Dads: a new sorrow of divorce in the internet age

11 April 2015 9:00 am

What happens when a divorce court accepts video calls as a substitute for visiting your children

Portrait of John Piper by Peggy Angus

Potato prints, paintings and the Soviet Union: the real Miss Jean Brodie

2 August 2014 9:00 am

During the second world war, when not only food, but paper and artists’ materials were scarce, Peggy Angus made a…

‘Grace Higgens in the Kitchen’ by Vanessa Bell

The Angel of Charleston, by Stewart MacKay - review

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Above the range in the kitchen at Charleston House is a painted inscription: ‘Grace Higgens worked here for 50 years…