The 2020 VE day is the 75th. We can’t witness great spectacles and commemoration events because of the virus. Everything is much more low-key, necessarily.
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This is Holy Saturday. It’s an in-between day, a limbo. It is deeply unsettling, especially if you need your world to be categorisable, identifiable, graspable.
Tom Stoppard is one of the greatest living playwrights. End of. His output has been remarkable so I’ve always been excited when news of new
Click here for Anti-Semitism in the UK: 1. 75 years after Auschwitz… Now I’m horribly aware of the hot water I’m tiptoeing into. So let
I started working on this short series of posts while sitting in Frankfurt airport, en route to Ukraine. Just in front of me is a
This is history writing at its compelling best. Lynne Olson has beavered away to find an original angle on an oft-told story and does it
I have stood at the very spot where Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were shot by Gavrilo Princip 100 years ago. And the
So, there’s been seriously long radio-silence from Q in recent weeks. But this is not the result of inactivity. Far from it. Regulars will be
The months immediately after the close of the Second World War were confusing. One minute the Allies had been dropping bombs on Germany (as Col