| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I head to Europe every spring, ready to start afresh on a new season of travel. It's an exciting time, as I dive into exhausting days of nonstop guidebook research and travel show filming. With age and wisdom, I've learned to take some of my own advice:...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the prestigious prize -- and her novel, at more than 800 pages, is the longest...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Following her recurring roles on NBC's “Chuck” and The CW's “Supernatural” and “The Vampire Diaries,” Lauren Cohan decided to leave Los Angeles and move back to England. Cohan — who was born in Philadelphia and...
| Mar 21, 2014
Janet Burroway takes the stage at Women & Children First bookstore on a Thursday evening. She's appearing with her close friend, the award-winning writer Rosellen Brown, to promote the new anthology "A Story Larger Than My Own: Women Writers Look Back...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:55 PM
SWANSEA, Wales — The Patricia is a small, hardworking ship that putters around the coast of England and Wales, tending buoys and lighthouses. At 283 feet long, it's about a quarter the length of Cunard's vaunted Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
| Feb 5, 2014
His mother's foresight saved mathematician Heini Halberstam from the Holocaust and brought him to England, where chance led to a career in number theory and a focus on the puzzle of prime numbers, whole numbers like seven and 13 that can be divided only...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain"
Oxford University Press, $24.95
The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Tours of Highclere Castle near Newbury, England, have been in hot demand since the blockbuster "Downton Abbey" PBS series cast it as Lord Grantham's gorgeous estate. With the TV show now in its fourth season, fans may be eager to see more "Downton"...
| Mar 14, 2014
The recent commemorations of Beatlemania, tied to the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four's maiden voyage on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964, have produced hours of TV documentaries and a groaning shelf of new books. These last include a murder mystery,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:19 AM
In the film “Saving Mr. Banks,” the children's author P.L. Travers finds herself in tense negotiations with Walt Disney over the 1964 film version of Travers' classic stories featuring the magical English nanny Mary Poppins. Played in what's...
| Oct 13, 2013
This is the last year the Man Booker Prize, which announces a winner Tuesday, will limit its entries to authors born in England, Ireland and Commonwealth nations. The decision to open the prize to any author writing in English and published in the U.K....