Peter Carty

Early 20th-century wall painting in the ‘open-air museum’ town of Mandawa, Rajasthan

The best way to see India — by train

16 December 2017 9:00 am

‘I went to a restaurant the other day called Taste of the Raj. The waiter hit me with a stick…

Robert Louis Stevenson, photographed in Samoa shortly before his death

The last great adventure

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Towards the end of his life, Robert Louis Stevenson travelled widely in the central and southern Pacific Ocean. As well…

The last great pandemic

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The symptoms of the Spanish flu could be ghastly. Perhaps Laura Spinney should have chosen her title with more care…

A mother and child, refugees from Raqqa, wait to cross into Turkey in September 2014

Descent into hell

11 March 2017 9:00 am

In my work as a reviewer, a small, steady proportion of all the books publishers send me concern the Holocaust.…

A mother and child, refugees from Raqqa, wait to cross into Turkey in September 2014

Descent into hell

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

In my work as a reviewer, a small, steady proportion of all the books publishers send me concern the Holocaust.…