Sarah Johnson

The animal vote

Animal welfare is a political open goal — and Brexit is a one-off chance to establish better standards in the UK

Underrated: Nigella Lawson

The domestic goddess never forgets that above all else she is a cook

Unhappy Birth Days

A radical French obstetrician believes modern society is the enemy of childbirth

‘Home births are like letting your child not wear a seatbelt.’ Really?

The authors of an academic article on childbirth have sacrificed common sense in a bid for publicity

Trailing Clouds Of Glory

Paul Bloom's Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil posits that all people are made good — and what keeps them good is organised religion

Call More Midwives

Since the inauguration of the NHS, governments have increasingly paid lip service to midwives. We must not let this precious asset be further marginalised

Lunch With J.K.

In 1997 Harry Potter was fresh and exciting, the brainchild of a passionate author then the movie studios moved in and the magic was lost

Grade Deflation

To Miss With Love by Katharine Birbalsingh

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"