The 300-acre Venetian Cazen estate, which in the early 1800s was the secret love nest of Lord Byron and the banished Countess Guiccioli

The story of how a Limerick woman became the chatelaine of an imposing Venetian villa on the Po delta began on a train to Rome in the 1960s. Elaine W(...)

Betsy Prioleau ploughs through history (and Hollywood) in her pursuit of the great ladies’ men of the world. And she insists that we must not confuse (...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)