For me, Max Porter's 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, captures the precarious and unreal nature of grief like nothing else. It accompanied me through this last year.
In 1762, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote an influential book on the education of boys and girls. From a modern perspective, his views on the fundamental differences between the sexes are exceptional. Do traces of them still remain?
Nursing another woman's child used to be an respected and common form of employment in Britain. What happened?