At a cabin in the woods, open secrets bite like the cold falling rain in a deeply atmospheric short story by Miriam Vaswani.Read More
If you long to experience the frozen wilderness of the Arctic, but can't quite spirit the will to leave the cosy confines of your sofa, then you need this audio gem from Youtube. It contains 10 hours of glorious sub-zero ambience captured on an idling icebreaker. So pop on your headphones and enter a sonic paradise of frozen ocean, cracking ice and falling snow.
The nefarious tax activities of several corporations and famous individuals have been laid bare in recent weeks by the Paradise Papers investigation. At the centre of many of the stories is The Isle of Man, a self-governing crown dependency of the British Isles. A recent long-read from the BBC offers a fascinating overview of how the island found itself at the centre of an offshore cash scandal.
With its enchanting song and striking orange bill, the blackbird is one of the UK's best-loved birds. But robins, swifts, goldfinches and jackdaws can be equally captivating and, in The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four seasons, she intimately chronicles the drama and the joy, the perils and the pleasures of the natural world as it all unfolds in her garden and, in this exclusive extract, the Hebridean islands of Mull and Staffa.Read More
A young man on Ouessant, a French island off the coast of Brittany, dreams of escape in this short story by Hugh Tucker.Read More
Dani Redd traces how her experiences of visiting Iceland seeped into her first novel.Read More