Lucy Mangan discovers the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups, and muses on what topics she would create for the series.
We like to think that science is completely objective and scientists are absolutely certain of their theories. But ask any scientist how they reach their conclusions and you’ll be surprised to see them talk about doubt rather than certainty, about what might or could be rather than what is true.
We’ve long been fans of colouring books, and the satisfaction that comes from picking up our pencils and watercolours, The Liberty Colouring Book is no exception. We’ve spoken to editor Zoe Bohm on working with the iconic company.
This month, Lucy Mangan muses on her childhood favourites, and how passing them down a generation can result in a shared love, or potentially sever even the closest of bonds. Re-reading your childhood favourites as an adult is a strange experience. Your previous selves shuffle in and out of prominence within you. The child you were when […]
In The Face of Britain, art historian and journalist Simon Schama explores the history of British portraiture, and unveils the secrets of some of the nation’s best loved works of art. In this extract, Schama tells the story of Jane Morris (nee Burden), and the artists infatuated by her. It was not the wandering armadillos, the kangaroos, the […]