Meet Alice Sommer Herz, 106

I have a piece in this week’s JC about Alice Sommer Herz, aged 106 – pianist, Terezin survivor, eternal optimist and the subject of a very beautiful portrait film by Christopher Nupen that’s just out on DVD. She is absolutely remarkable. It was a privilege to meet her.

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"