BJ was fascinated to observe that everyone who got on to the train took off their outer coat and hung it up on the hook provided. She agonized for a moment or two and then took off her own jacket and hung it up too, a little reluctantly, because it was a suit she had bought the day before at Löw an…
Rebecca Giggs watches the slow death of a beached humpback whale.
As a child, Primo Levi discovered the surprising brutality to raising tadpoles.
Witness: Butterflies on a Wheel
Anthony Doerr on the most marvellous thing he's ever seen: the migration of butterflies in Wyoming.
The loss of a cat leads to recollections of other losses in this memoir by Mary Gaitskill.
Hilary Mantel grew up with a dog she called Victor and a brother she called pig.
‘My greatest desire has always been to take people literally. It’s not the same as wanting to trust them, but it’s related.’
‘For years, you have been passing through my life; like a comet, disappearing as quickly as you come.’ Translated by Rhonda Mullins.
‘If you’ve come all this way here to listen to me, your life will undoubtedly get worse. I’m here to warn you, not to reassure you.’