William Cook

Place

Lake life

The best way to see Lake Geneva is from the water

By William Cook

Place

Magic mountain

Like most places in Switzerland, Davos is clean, tidy and full of prosperous, contented people

By William Cook

Place

Prussian blues

It took me 30 years of traveling to learn that my Heimat is Prussia

By William Cook

Europe

Berlin’s underground is the latest battleground in Germany’s culture war

The renaming of Mohrenstrasse is a rich irony

By William Cook

Media

Never a dull sentence: the journalism of Harry Perry Robinson

Escape Artist: The Nine Lives of Harry Perry Robinson by Joseph McAleer reviewed

By William Cook

Art

Terry O’Neill: ‘Hollywood is lonely’

He was one of Britain’s greatest portrait photographers, possibly the greatest

By William Cook

An Anglo-American hero

Billy Fiske, the volunteer pilot who died to save Britain

By William Cook

Europe

The battle over a German town’s black patron saint

St Maurice is a ubiquitous presence in Coburg. His profile adorns the town’s coat of arms, and numerous public buildings

By William Cook

Place

A ticket to Rye

Rye encapsulates a quintessential sort of Englishness: creative yet conservative, cultural yet parochial

By William Cook

Home

Online chess is the ultimate lockdown sport

Unlike real life, the possibilities are never-ending

By William Cook

Place

Czar quality

Under the czars and the communists, Georgia was where Russians went to party

By William Cook

Is there any better place for an EU-subsidized arts festival than Galway?

I hoped my flight would be canceled but we left right on time

By William Cook

Art

Welder, banjo player, comedian, actor, and now artist — Billy Connolly interviewed

Britain’s greatest comic story-teller discusses growing up in Glasgow, ditching the mike stand and living with Parkinson’s

By William Cook

I’m walking round the country — in my back garden

This land used to be an orchard. These trees were here before I was here. They’ll be here after I’m gone

By William Cook

Home

Isolation forces us to work out what really matters

In tough times, people often discover their dauntlessness

By William Cook

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