'Electric star on dancer', from J T Niblett's 'Portative electricity', 1893

Chimes at midnight

22 December 2014 by

Christmas, and what could be better at this time of year than tales of light and darkness? If you’ve decorated…

Season’s greetings

21 December 2012 by

A very Merry Christmas to all our readers! We hope you’ll be warmer and better-provisioned than the travellers in the…

How not to cook your goose

21 December 2011 by

Right, nearly there: tree up, cards written, presents purchased and wrapped. I’m sure your plans, like mine, are now turning…