Short cuts

John Power’s Jaktogo makes coats full of pockets into which up to 10kg of luggage can be crammed

Five more private islands in Britain

Luxurious isles where you can look out for seals on a deserted beach or live in an art deco hotel that used to be the haunt of Agatha Christie and Noel Coward

Periodic Tales

Hugh Aldersey-Williams offers an endless fund of unlikely anecdotes involving the elements

Istanbul’s peerless palace

After a four-year restoration, the Pera Palace hotel – once the smartest address in town – has reopened in all its former grandeur