The Society: Lord of the Flies overtones

It happened in The Lord of the Flies with a plane crash. The same goes for Lost. The Leftovers sought a variation on the theme by opting for the raptu(...)

Michael Morpurgo: ‘Lying is an art form, no question.’ Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Current favourite book?  The Plimsoll Line by Nicolette Jones is a biography of a little-known man, only remembered because of the shoe that was (...)

An illustration of Prof James Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s work bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of Prof George Boole (left) and may well have been based on it.

A fascinating parallel between a brilliant mathematician and an arch-villain of crime fiction is drawn in a forthcoming book – New Light on George Boo(...)

3 De Vesci Terrace Monkstown Co Dublin

De Vesci Terrace in Monkstown is one of the finest examples of a Regency revival terrace in the country and houses here rarely come to the market. If (...)

Sherlock Gnomes, Watson, Gnomeo and Juliet in Sherlock Gnomes from Paramount Pictures and MGM.

The movieverse is littered with horrible boyfriends: Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones, Josh Harnett in The Virgin Suicides, Anthony Michael Hall in Edward (...)

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes: The Definitive Collection is free for new users of Audible

Amazon-owned audiobook platform Audible has, almost unbelievably, been in existence since 1995 but only became a well-known brand after its 2008 acqui(...)

Tony Oursler’s Imponderable explores the occult in a sprawling show at MoMA that takes in Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and a cast of mediums, ghosts and spirits

On a recent trip to Munich I was transported by the collection of works by the Blue Rider group at the Lenbachhaus. The artists, which included Wassil(...)

Tulach, Knapton Road, Monkstown, Co Dublin: four-bed Edwardian redbrick on one-third of an acre of gardens has link to Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tulach, a handsome Edwardian redbrick on a third of an acre of gardens in Monkstown, Co Dublin, was half of a pair built in 1904 for two sisters by th(...)

Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams, an installation view. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Visit Susan MacWilliam’s Modern Experiments at the Highlanes Gallery and it is as though you’ve wandered into the middle of a vintage laboratory devot(...)

Faced with this catalogue of hate crimes, it’s a wonder that any of the Galway Gaeilgeoirs who moved to Co Meath in the 1930s stayed there

They were a large group of newly arrived migrants, seeking a fresh start in a place far from home and speaking a different language from their host co(...)

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