Victor Hugo

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Delacroix: a detail from July 28, 1830: Liberty Leading the People. Courtesy of the Louvre, Paris

France had not held a major retrospective of Eugène Delacroix’s work since the centenary of his death in 1963. An exhibition at the Louvre this spring(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

Elgin Road in Ballsbridge, home to more embassies than any other road in Dublin, takes its name from James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, the colonial admi(...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)

Question: if you’re a woman of a certain age, what was the point where you realised, almost as if it had happened overnight and when you weren’t looki(...)

 French supporters celebrate on the Champs-Élysées after  their team’s victory over Croatia in the  World Cup  final. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

France’s young, World Cup-winning soccer team staged a victorious homecoming parade on Monday in an open-top bus down the Champs-Élysées, as hundreds (...)

Béatrice Dalle: ‘I don’t have a car, I don’t own my place, I don’t have a house in the country.’ Photograph: Didier Baverel/WireImage

Can it really be true, I ask Béatrice Dalle, that you seduced the English actor Rupert Everett? “Bah ouais,” she replies as we chat in a cafe near her(...)

Some medical language is insensitive and it can be dangerously confusing. And yet it retains a magical hold over us practitioners.

Rise up readers. Push back patients. It’s time for the populace to challenge the world of medical terminology. Time to face down its many “isms” – fro(...)

Pierre Cambronne: a member of Napoleon’s “Old Guard” of elite veterans at Waterloo

The name of Dr Antoine Louis is almost entirely forgotten today, at least in these parts. But he invented something famous once, and for a short while(...)

Stepping out into the hot Hanoi night, I feel a wave of excitement. It could be a combination of things: the exotic mingling smells of jasmine and fis(...)

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