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Poet Mary Oliver, with her dog Ricky, at her home in Hobe Sound, Florida in 2013. Photograph: Angel Valentine/The New York Times

Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose work, with its plain language and minute attention to the natural world, drew a wide following while (...)

George Town, the capital of Grand Cayman. Photograph: iStock

I see a shark ahead of me in the water and swim towards it. And that is something I never thought I’d write. Mike, our snorkelling guide, had warned u(...)

The first “Week of Italian Cuisine in the World” takes place on November 21st-27th

Almost everybody loves a pizza or a plate of pasta, so it’s no wonder Italian is one of the world’s most celebrated cuisines. The Italian Ministry of (...)

JK Rowling watches a match at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis  Club last month. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling secretly posed as a retired military policeman to write a crime novel that has been hailed as one of the best d(...)