Helen Dunmore's novel "The Siege" takes place in Leningrad, over the winter of 1941. It's like watching a history documentary, with a story woven through. Dunmore took her research very seriously here, and...
Confused about the copyright of old fine art paintings? The root lies in galleries' claims on copyright in the photographic reproductions of the public domain works in their collections …
The simple pleasures of owning an asparagus steamer among your kitchen equipment, with a really easy asparagus starter recipe, as an introduction to cooking with this gorgeous green vegetable.
A look at Amanda Dalton's book through an evaluation of some of the poems and a reflection on who might best enjoy this work.
I don't have a garden currently, but one of the things I'm looking forward to when I do is growing lavender, and then using it around the house and in crafts and gifts. I always imagined it was the kind of thing I would...
A look at the sumptuously illustrated Kaffe Fassett book "Quilts in the Sun", photographed in Portugal.
When people find out I'm a soy milk user, they've often said they'd like to switch from dairy milk, but can't get used to soy. I really really enjoy my soy products now, but it did take a while to get used to them....