Daisy Dunn

He Will Remember Them

Adam Nicolson's book on Homer, and why he matters, overflows with power, confidence and the joy of self-discovery

Piranesi, Designer

Piranesi's fantastical furniture designs have at last been realised

Floreant Drones

Whatever's killing off our bees, it isn't touching our society drones: London private members' clubs are hives of activity

A Syrian Precedent

In 64BC, Roman general Pompey annexed a potentially volatile Syria. Then, as now, where Western concerns are paramount, intervention needs to be diplomatic and risk-taking

Stand Up For Surrey

All flashy shops and gaudy mansions? Think again. Surrey is still Pepys's 'old place of delight'.

Salad Days and Egyptian Nights

Peter Stothard’s lifelong ambition was to write a biography of Cleopatra. The charming result says as much about the author as it does about the Egyptian queen

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"