"The great thing about the ‘new politics’ – or at least the new politics we have lately been privileged to endure here in Scotland – is that it’s just as fetid and grubby as the old politics it replaced." Alex Massie on life under an SNP government.
Peter Ashley remembers having cider with Laurie Lee.
"Charlie Brown's dog, Snoopy ... reads widely, favouring Leo Tolstoy, Hermann Hesse, and Miss Helen Sweetstory, author of the Bunny-Wunny books." Athar Yawar diagnoses the Peanuts characters for The Lancet.
Victorian Masculinity offers its Top 10 neo-Victorian novels.