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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

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Sir Thomas More writing on the coronation of Henry VIII - ‘Heaven smiles, earth rejoices; all is milk and honey and nectar,’ wrote William Blount, Lord Mountjoy, to Erasmus upon Henry VIII’s accession. Though affairs did not turn out as hoped, the accession was seen as bringing opportunities for a younger humanist generation that had been excluded from royal benefaction in the later part of the reign of Henry's father, Henry VII. More info…

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BECAUSE YOU'RE ASKING: PEN EDITION

I have a large collection of pens, it’s true, and I use different pens for different purposes, but I also have a handful of pens that I reach for over and over again. To save you time (and money!) I will give you the low down on my favourite go-to pens in this Question and …

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A Spectacular View - Green from the Ground Up

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My dream house: Assembly required (35 photos)

with a good book, glass of wine and a sunset view, this would be the best spot in the house!

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18 Things No One Tells You About London

You can visit the Southbank Book Market every day of the week. | 18 Things No One Tells You About London

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So insanely true

Margaret Thatcher curtsies to Princess Diana at an event at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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