poem by David Almond, illustrated by Chris Riddell
This is an evocative biography of Britain’s greatest civil engineer, who can take the credit for much of the industrial revolution’s architecture
The referendum shows how far Britain’s economic failures have divided the country, but Brexit will only make them harder to address
Today everybody reads Shakespeare. Jonathan Bate on the writers who shaped the world’s greatest playwright – and the three books the Bard would pick for Desert Island Discs
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fagin from Oliver- early jester inspiration
As waves of shock and sadness broke across the country after the murder of Jo Cox last week, it was hard for anyone to find the right words for what had happened.