Heraldry

Today, dragons, unicorns and other such beasts are represented in novels and computer games, but heraldry began as an early system of identification, says John¬† J Tunesi of Liongam. These…

Hyundai i30 Fastback N

Charlie Flindt finds himself determined to join the ‘hot hatch’ brigade after driving the Hyundai i30 Fastback N. It may not win any points among eco warriors – but it’s…

Jonathan Pointer

Context and authenticity is vital to Jonathan Pointer. Janet Menzies discovers how he encourages viewers of his wildlife art to examine the whole scene. For more sporting artists, Debbie Harris’…

Phillippa Hake

It began with a fly-tying starter kit and became a passion for Phillippa Hake, as she discovered the joy of catching a fish on a fly she had tied herself.…

Christmas tree farming

The tradition of decorating a tree for Christmas goes back to the Victorian times. But the techniques behind Christmas tree farming are decidely modern, discovers Graham Downing. There is no…

Audi A4 Avant 40 TDI quattro

The Audi A4 has come a long way in 25 years. Charlie Flindt is impressed by the new Audi A4 Avant TDI quattro, though restrained in its styling, it reeks…

A Christmas Carol

Shocked by the effect of the Industrial Revolution on working children, Charles Dickens planned to write a political pamphlet. Instead he published A Christmas Carol, with a festive blueprint that…