Lessons from a Rabbit, a Cat and an Otter
The Story of Kullervo
An early and dark Tolkien short story contains seeds of later works.
God Is No Thing
The case for faith, by the religion editor of The Times Literary Supplement.
Iceland’s giant killers
A sporting minnow has defeated England in the 2016 European Championship
Murder and intrigue at the seaside
MercatorNet readers reveal their favourite crime reads for the beach.
Great books for great dads
A way to shows dads and husbands how much we appreciate them.
Happy birthday, Charlotte! Celebrating the creator of Jane Eyre
200 years since the birth of Charlotte Bronte her heroine’s fame is undiminished.
Whodunnits: readers’ choice of beach books
Which crime or mystery thriller should we pack to take on holiday?
Herodotus: the world’s first great historian
His sense of wonder and discovery is still enthralling after 2500 years
Heroes and heroines of conscience: the list
Top ten readers picks of best books and characters.
Marx, Freud, Hitler, Mandela, Greer… Shakespeare influenced them all
400 years after his death, there seems no sign of Shakespeare going away again any day soon.
The heroic life and mysterious disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg
A new biography leaves important questions about this WWII hero unanswered.
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
An exciting history of a great and cruel people
Laurus: the history of a man’s soul
A surprising new Russian novel recommends 'the way of the saints'.
Literature’s famous homes
Leonardo da Vinci’s lolcats
Why Leonardo would have aced the internet cat craze.
A history of English ... in five words
The diverse origins of our global lingua franca.
Martin Luther King Jr. and the ancient Greeks
Socrates and King both lost their lives and saw peaceful agitation as essential to their work.
Church of Spies
The Pope’s secret war against Hitler.
Sparing Mr Rouhani’s culture, hiding a truth about our own
Italy's nude sculptures cover-up exposes contrasting attitudes to the body.
Jane Austen’s Emma at 200
Time has only given this classic novel greater fame.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams renews the Star Wars mythos.
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