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The naming of cats

27 April 2024 9:00 am

It took a long time for cats to gain the same serious status as dogs, but by the 18th century they were starting to have personalities, says Kathryn Hughes

Fresh and dreamy: Edward Lear, at Ikon Gallery, reviewed

24 September 2022 9:00 am

‘It seems to me that I have to choose between 2 extremes of affection for nature… English, or Southern… The…

Tortured youths: how childhood misery often makes for genius

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Greatness. Genius. Can you bottle it? Is there a formula? Inspired by his Radio 4 series Great Lives, Matthew Parris…