Even if they have not read it, most people have heard of the diary of that old reprobate, Samuel Pepys. It seems unfair that he alone should have the first and last words: no documents written by his young wife
Venice, celestial city of gold and splendour, Queen of the Adriatic, hides a dark secret. The story of her birth on 25 March in the year 421, as a Christian city favoured by Saint Mark, a free city-state immaculately conceived
I hardly knew Madeleine. Perhaps that was part of the problem. The other part was that she was particularly house-proud. Shiny surfaces, absence of clutter and not a speck of dust lurking in the crevices of skirting boards were, to
This is the tale of how Wilhelm and his brother Jacob came to write the fairy tales that fed our childish imaginations and that of earlier generations – their first published collection appeared in 1812: Children’ and Household Tales (Kinder-und Hausmärchen).
Love Letters: a gentle Christmas story “No, Harold, you can’t have ‘PO’.” “Why can’t I? It’s an abbreviation.” Harold’s truculence is purely theatrical, designed to arouse his audience, an objective he usually achieves. “It’s not in the Oxford and, well,