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(...)

Løksøya, or Light Island

Like all crazy ideas, we found our private island on the internet. It didn’t come complete with a golden beach and Michelin-starred chef ready to cate(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

Adam West as Batman: He also appeared in close to a dozen feature films, among them ‘The Young Philadelphians’ (1959), ‘Tammy and the Doctor’ (1963) and ‘Robinson Crusoe on Mars’ (1964)

Adam West, the classically handsome baritone actor who turned a comic-book superhero into live-action pop art in the 1960s television series Batman, d(...)

A Child of Books, by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston, celebrates the joy of reading and has the feel of a classic

While adult readers are more likely to pack a Kindle in their holiday suitcase than a stack of books, younger audiences have proved more resistant to (...)

An early edition of Enid Blyton’s 1942 novel Five on a Treasure Island; and LT Meade’s earlier novel Four on an Island

LT Meade’s novel Four on an Island: A Story of Adventure (1892), now quite rare and seldom read, is sitting in front of me on a cushion in Dublin Cit(...)

Akhil Sharma to aspiring authors: “Don’t do it! And if you are going to do it, take joy in the satisfactions that come from writing and don’t wait for the book to be done to be happy”. Photograph: Bill Miller

Born in India and raised in the US, Akhil Sharma is the author of An Obedient Father, for which he won the 2001 PEN/Hemingway Award and the 2001 Whit(...)

“Can you feel the camaraderie on this shelf?” an Oxford English Dictionary remarked. “Indeed it is hardly elusive,” replied an adventure book. “It rem(...)

From left, at the launch of the Bookmarks exhibition in Trinity’s Long Room were Erik Paul and Clayton Fagan of Drimnagh Castle; Sarah-Ann Mitchell and Caithlain Hanlon of Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack; Ryan Loehmann and Finn Wallace of Scoil Eoin, Kilbarrack. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SharpPix

Finn Wallace has just done what many people talk about but never get around to doing: he has finished writing his first book. The Adventures of Jac(...)

Russell Crowe in Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World as Capt Jack Aubrey: based on the novel by Patrick O’Brian which gave a distinctly British slant to the clashes at sea with the French and Spanish during the Napoleonic wars

The sea and seafaring have always been an abundant source of myths, stories of adventure and discovery. The common link joining the legends, yarns (...)

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