Ready salted

An exploration of our enduring love of the sea. Carl Wilkinson reviews Philip Hoare’s ‘The Sea Inside’

The diversity of ‘England’ today

From Mr Samuel Johnson. Sir, I hesitate to question the judgment of Lord Taverne (Letters, March 22), but it seems he is confusing nationhood with homogeneity

Small Talk: Ron Rash

Who is my perfect reader? It would have to be my brother, who is also my first editor. Siblings don’t have to be nice to you

The Diary: AN Wilson

The writer on the St Paul’s protesters; director Aleksandr Sokurov’s revelatory films and why London is too provincial

Not just for weddings

As she tours Canada, the Duchess of Cambridge continues to set her own fashion agenda and influence both high and High Street style