Shanghai in Fragments

You've seen the sights, now look at the pieces.

All roads lead to…Quanzhou

Where the maritime silk road ended, adventure begins...

Revolting peasants; reflecting on Jose Saramago’s “Raised from the Ground”.

This is Portugal's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" without the magical realism. This is a Forsyte Saga for the landless peasants. In a place where the landscape is the only constant, these people, like Saramago's own grandparents, were literally Raised from the Ground.

The British Library, in six objects

A world-renowned institution. A gallery of treasures. A place where history "lives"?

Book Review – Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927)

Part childhood memoir, part revolutionary narrative. A novel about death? Or the death of the Victorian novel?