Kathryn Hughes

Inventing the sublime

As far as Rev Gilpin was concerned, he would have to rearrange Nature in his sketchbook until she became, in his approving term, “Picturesque”

Adults Only

The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt

Credit Crunch? Get Lippy

In a recession, one type of cosmetics always comes out on top

The Evolution of Darwin

The Young Charles Darwin by Keith Thomson
Darwin's Sacred Cause: Race, Slavery and the Quest for Human Origins by Adrian Desmond and James Moore
Why Us? How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves by James Le Fanu

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"