I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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The Inflection Point

Literacy in religious thinking may be necessary to tackle the world crisis

Walking the Wild Side

Wintering out in Mayo’s lonely glens and boglands

Hail Ruritania!

A kingdom’s progress: from Duck Soup to Princess Diana

Succeeding in Solitude

In 2014, the French writer Sylvain Tesson fell some ten metres while trying to scale the side of a friend’s home. The accident not only left him with lasting physical ailments; it also transformed him from enthusiastic global tourist to philosopher and aesthete of solitude.