A man's choice of tie reveals how he wants you to see him.
What impact will climate change have on Fair Isle? Truth is, no-one really knows
Jonathan Dawson describes what happens when youngsters from East London come to Findhorn
<strong>Karaoke: the global phenomenon</strong>
Zhou Xun and Francesca Tarocco<br /><em>Reaktion,
<strong>The Cave of the Yellow Dog</strong>
Byambasuren Davaa and Lisa Reisch<br /><em>Virago, 160
<strong>Austerity Britain, 1945-1951</strong>
David Kynaston<br /><em>Bloomsbury, 704pp, £25</em>
Big pants are not only more comfortable - they're sexier.
How people at Findhorn react to the passing of a community member
<strong>Our Farm: a year in the life of a smallholding</strong>
Rosie Boycott <em>Bloomsbury, 304p
Love them or hate them, skin creams really do work
A new exhibition of British photography sets out to explore "how we are", but the images show a thin
It's now an established fact the female vote decides elections. Gordon needs more than a make-over:
My mother's secret drawer was a source of childhood joy.
Garth Cartwright finds the reality of gypsy life a far cry from the myth perpetuated by musicians an
Richard Milward <em>Faber & Faber, 208pp, £9.99</em>
Jonathan Dawson explains the going on of a mid-week meeting and what a "heart-keeper" is.
The incredible enthusiasm of birders and twitchers
Sometimes, even we experts need a little fashion advice.
How an intentional community can never be a world apart
Malachy shares a piece of Fair Isle folklore introducing us to the Trow.
<strong>Coconut Chaos: Pitcairn, mutiny and a seduction at sea</strong>
Diana Souhami <em>Weidenfe
If modern life is increasingly a question of remembering numbers, what's the danger of becoming one?
<strong>On Chesil Beach</strong>
Ian McEwan <em>Jonathan Cape, 166pp, £12.99</em>
Jonathan rails against the stereotypes heaped on ecovillages by the media
Last week a US magazine outed a number of well known people including an anchorman and an actress. H
Conservative London Assembly member Brian Coleman gives us his take on the controversial issue of naming people as gay in the process outing Ted Heath as a 'cottager'.
Period dramas get their outfits wrong surprisingly often
Change is constantly perceptible in Bombay. But what is change, if it means you are no longer necess
The Queen Mother taught me how to sew beautifully