Princess Anne at 70

Princess Anne at 70

Princess Anne is not a fairy-tale princess, but a hard-working princess who never complains or draws attention to herself.
Friday supper: Mackerel, fennel, cucumber and celery

Friday supper: Mackerel, fennel, cucumber and celery

How to avoid meat and still eat seasonal, delicious food on Friday night.
AOC & Intentional Reading

AOC & Intentional Reading

What we read affects how we live in the world.
Literary Helpdesk: English usage

Literary Helpdesk: English usage

Victoria Seed's British creds are recent and marital, but they are sound.
A peculiar recession

A peculiar recession

Figures suggest that the downturn is about as bad as projected on the basis of simple lockdown arithmetic
Now Is the Time for Your Tears

Now Is the Time for Your Tears

Racism is dispassionate, deliberate sin.
Why we must remember the Sabbath

Why we must remember the Sabbath

The Day of Rest is hugely important - even if the economists don't think so.
Bullivant in Hell

Bullivant in Hell

If you're good at what you do, keep doing it.
Forewaughned

Forewaughned

In Waugh's works, readers can locate our country, its plight, its chief minister and its bluffed, fake-it-till-you-make-it culture.
Assuming responsibility

Assuming responsibility

We are not in the business of fat-shaming, but we must be in the business of raising awareness of the problem of obesity.
Friday supper: Tomato, goats' cheese and basil tart

Friday supper: Tomato, goats' cheese and basil tart

How to avoid meat and still eat seasonal, delicious food on Friday night.
A New Old Favorite

A New Old Favorite

Alexandra DeSanctis discovers a '90s classic.
Are we finally waking up to the population implosion?

Are we finally waking up to the population implosion?

There is an alarming fall in fertility rates across the globe.
Henry the First: The man who was never meant to be king

Henry the First: The man who was never meant to be king

Henry I of England became King 920 years ago today.
Literary Helpdesk: Mrs Beeton et al.

Literary Helpdesk: Mrs Beeton et al.

Cookbooks often get short literary shrift. Victoria Seed would remedy that.
What do we send our children to school for?

What do we send our children to school for?

Coronavirus may reshape our attitude to education, if and when schools reopen in the autumn.
Learning & Coping

Learning & Coping

We cannot give our children joy. They must catch it.
Challenge not accepted

Challenge not accepted

The case against social media "challenges".
On our loss of humility

On our loss of humility

The idea of humility as a virtue in public life looks like a faded anachronism.
What Route to Tyranny?

What Route to Tyranny?

A pair of US federal executions raise questions about rule of law.
Is Vatican II Responsible for What Came After?

Is Vatican II Responsible for What Came After?

How much of the Church's post-conciliar trouble can be lamed on the Council itself?
Reflections on St James the Great

Reflections on St James the Great

There is great value in total immersion in a slower pace of life - the cult of St James proves this.
Divine Side-Eye

Divine Side-Eye

We are trying to put on our seatbelt without His help.
Friday supper: Summer bean, fregola and mint salad

Friday supper: Summer bean, fregola and mint salad

How to avoid meat and still eat seasonal, delicious food on Friday night.
Flamingo, parrot and mice: Roman Emperor Boris goes on a diet

Flamingo, parrot and mice: Roman Emperor Boris goes on a diet

For thousands of years, gastronomy and power have gone hand in hand.
A Culinary Reflection

A Culinary Reflection

In the main, children are teachable.
Why we still need to learn from Tocqueville

Why we still need to learn from Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville spent his life defending democracy - what can we learn from his works today?
Booker 2020: A look at the longlist

Booker 2020: A look at the longlist

The 2020 Booker Prize longlist has been announced.
Literary Helpdesk: Prose by any other name

Literary Helpdesk: Prose by any other name

Writing under assumed names is likely as old as writing itself.
Moving the Lords to Yorkshire

Moving the Lords to Yorkshire

The Prime Minister has suggested moving the Upper Chamber to York.