Lapwing leans against the wind, First hint of changing season Come to turn the soil to stone And bring the…
Putin has now broken the post-Cold War consensus for good. But Russia may not enjoy the results
For eastern Europeans, the Crimean crisis feels very close to home
Is there any kind of love that novelists still can’t touch?
Transport Secretary and ex-miner Patrick McLoughlin on chasing Ukip and why HS2 won’t be a done deal by the election
Gardens should be places of pleasure, not eco-correctness
It was one of those weeks. On Monday, I was in four countries: I woke up at crack of dawn…
What do you feel when a survivor of Auschwitz tells you their story?
If anti-gay laws make it wrong to ski in Russia, don’t they also make it wrong to play cricket in Bangladesh?
For Henry James it was ‘the repository of consolations’. Wordsworth, an earlier visitor, called it ‘the eldest child of liberty’.…
He has assembled a group of like-minded Europeans who have a plausible agenda to reshape the EU
The former Education Secretary is still remaking the school system at the age of 79
Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E
If he hadn’t survived the Twelfth Night raid of 878, England as we know it might never have existed
Last year 114,000 people flocked to Houghton Hall in north Norfolk for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity. Part of the great…
Russia is returning as an ideological force in the world – to champion conservative values
As I make my way to the greenhouses a seagull kills me in its pure white throat. Quiet in the…
The Environment Agency may not be much use to humans, but it does great things for the depressed river mussel
Sunday morning among the atheists
Britain is about to buy the world’s most expensive power station
Bard College in upstate New York, where I teach in the spring semester, is an interesting institution, once better known…
Investment trusts are coming back into fashion – and rightly so
Here’s how to get a slice of the fracking action