Ben Jackson from Guyra couldn’t make it to Brisbane to be with his aunt during her final moments because of lockdown. Photograph: James Jackson/Guardian

A sheep farmer stuck in lockdown in New South Wales who was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral has honoured her memory with the ultimate tribute: a l(...)

The famous pink beach of the Budelli island with a view across the sea to the island of Santa Maria off the North East coast of Sardinia. Photograph: Alan Phillips/iStock/Getty Images

A man known as Italy’s Robinson Crusoe who has lived alone on a Mediterranean island for more than 30 years after running into difficulties in the sea(...)

Adam’s annual Townley Hall sale (October 12th-13th) features some important furniture from Irish stately homes to include Kildare House (now Leinster (...)

Floral tiered dress from Miss Selfridge

Flexi-fashion is what you need in your workwear wardrobe for summer 2020. It’s a stylish combination of lighter, casual wear that suits the “the new n(...)

We’ve been meeting for eight years and, until the Coronavirus pandemic, we took it in turns to gather in each other’s houses. Photograph: Getty Images

In this Covid-19 public health emergency, how did we allow our bookshops to be deemed non-essential? Reading, I’ve found, is one of the few things tha(...)

Ben Smith: his poetic abilities paint the surroundings of the novel in vivid detail.

Doggerland, an area of land that connected Britain to continental Europe, was flooded by rising sea levels somewhere between 6,500-6,200 BC. Now it is(...)

 John Boyne: “I chose to write Sam and Jessica’s story as a deliberately imperfect one in order for me to highlight the mistakes people make and how important empathy is.” Photograph: Alan Betson

John Boyne’s publisher Puffin has said it is proud to be publishing his novel about a transgender teen, after the book was dismissed as “transphobic” (...)

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: speaking at the Islands of the Mind conference in June.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

If you’re looking for a respectable excuse to visit Greece this summer, a conference in Corfu in late June may be just what you need. It’s called “Isl(...)

Teatree Bay, Noosa national park

I’m standing ankle-deep in warm waters, just off Lady Elliot Island at the southern-most tip of the Great Barrier Reef, gingerly holding a sea cucumbe(...)

Even after she found her husband, Christian Davies continued  her soldier’s life until she fractured her skull at the Battle of Ramillies.

Historical stories of cross-dressing never fail to fascinate. Ideas of what constitutes “normal” sexual identity have shifted over the centuries. Chri(...)

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