Ellen Alpsten

Ellen Alpsten

In his epic novel ‘The Tower’ Uwe Tellkamp brilliantlydepicts the grotesque idiosyncrasies of the GDR’s bureaucracy

500 years ago Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s least known wife, best-selling author and England’s most married queen was born

‘The Wagner family has never let Bayreuth and the festival out if its grip — today it is still run by two of Richard’s great-granddaughters’

London became a better place to live after we became involved with our local church in a quest for a good school for our sons

The rise of Kenya’s middle class offers the country, and the whole continent, hope for the future