Standen, National Trust
Places

Standen, National Trust

We decided to spend the first real sunny day of the year at Standen House, West Sussex. A beautiful  National Trust property, Standen is particularly famous for its outstanding Arts and Craft Movement collection.  The Arts and Crafts movement was spearheaded by William Morris and was particularly popular between 1860 and 1910. The movement represented traditional craftsmanship in both … Continue reading

The Death of a Poet: Pablo Neruda
Literature

The Death of a Poet: Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda’s remains are due to be exhumed on Monday after new allegations concerning the cause of his death have emerged. Believed to have died of prostrate cancer in 1973, it is now suspected that the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet may have been poisoned by Gen Augusto Pinochet’s military regime. Neruda’s then personal assistant, Manuel Araya, claims that … Continue reading