Volume 48 Issue 2 February 1998

A Tale of Two Marys

Claire Tomalin previews a National Portrait Gallery exhibition which focuses on mother and daughter Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.

When Less is More

Denise Silvester-Carr celebrates the reopening of Charleston House to the public.

Independence Day in Ceylon

The island of Ceylon officially gained its independence on 4 February 1948 as a self-governing dominion within the British Commonwealth.