Anne Sebba

Pablo Picasso wearing a bull mask, Vallauris, France, 1949 © Gjon Mili/Time & Life/Getty Images

A time when anyone who was anyone spent weeks at a time on the Riviera.

Together: Zwei Stehende (Two Women Standing) is a monument to Ravensbrück.

The site of the concentration camp near Berlin remains little known.

Anne Sebba revisits Michael Bloch’s article, first published in History Today in 1979, on the historian Philip Guedalla’s enthusiastic but misguided support for his friend, Edward VIII.

Anne Sebba ponders some mysteries – or coincidences – that link the adult experiences of Frances Hodgson Burnett with the lives of American women who came to Britain in search of marriage in her newly reissued 1907 novel The Shuttle.