'I don’t get into theological debate with them; I simply like to bask awhile in their radiant happiness'
Pressure equals force over area. The future form of venir is viendr-, because venir is an irregular verb – you either know that or you don’t. Barbed wire was invented…
Our Spectator columnist discovers there is smoke without fire.
The perils of country living include broadband speed so slow as to impinge human rights - but at least there's the option of Going To Town to keep Jason Goodwin…
Old ladies aren’t what they used to be – they aren’t as old, for starters – but Jason Goodwin is full of praise for them and says they deserve their…
Our columnist Jason Goodwin recounts a chilling tale of his own brush with the Russians in Dorset.
Our columnist Jason Goodwin makes the most of a bit of A35 roadkill – with a little help from Christian Dior. No, really.
Our spectator columnist reminisces about Paris, and discovers the most important thing about life.
Snowed in and without power, Jason Goodwin was left to live a medieval lifestyle that was rejuvenating and romantic... but not to everyone's taste.
Our Spectator columnist enjoys the first glimpse of spring and Evensong, the loveliest of Anglican services.
Our columnist remembers Gavin Stamp, the architectural critic, historian and campaigner.
Forget brickbats for greengrocers' apostrophes – let's instead concentrate on those who take signwriting up to a new level, says our columnist Jason Goodwin.
Our columnist Jason Goodwin considers the realities of everyday existence for the women kept in 18th century Ottoman harems.
Our columnist Jason Goodwin talks about jam jars, duvets and the books which are taking over his house.
Our columnist Jason Goodwin headed to London expecting to have to dig deep to keep himself and his wife entertained. Instead, even the thank-you present for his hosts didn't cost…
Our columnist pays tribute to his late neighbour Dudley Tolley, a farmer who embodied the image of the lovable English eccentric.
I’ve been reading Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s searing account of Donald Trump’s first year as American President, and it’s upset me and broken my sleep. Obviously, Mr Trump only…