‘Why do another translation of Homer?’ Richmond Lattimore asked in the foreword to his own great translation of the Iliad…
Fizmer, feetings, flosh, blinter - enjoy these words and forget them immediately, advises Adam Nicolson
It is not only archaic or dialect terms in natural history we’re now missing in everyday speech, says Adam Nicolson. Soon children won’t even know what a dandelion is
Michael Pye appears out of his depth in a cold, grey sea in the mists of time, says Adam Nicolson
Adam Gopnik’s dazzlingly knowledgeable and beautifully told essays on winter began life as the Massey Lecture Series on Canadian National…
From wholesale, hate-filled abuse to the modern taste for concealed exploitation, our treatment of the animal kingdom confirms us as the world’s cruellest brutes, says Adam Nicolson
This is a book which is sometimes so private that reading it seems very nearly like an act of invasiveness.
For the last 30 years John Lister-Kaye has lived at Aigas, in the valley of the River Beauly, seven or eight miles from the sea and half an hour west of Inverness.
Home to Roost and Other Peckings by Deborah Devonshire, edited by Charlotte Mosley
Notes from Walnut Tree Farm, by Roger Deakin, edited by Alison Hastie and Terence Blacker