solitude

The Battle of Diu, India (1509), in which Lopes took part as a member of Francisco de Almeida’s victorious fleet

The greatest survival story of all time

24 June 2017 9:00 am

This is the story of a 16th-century Portuguese knight and mariner who survived alone on a lump of volcanic rock…

Consolations of the Forest, by Sylvain Tesson - review

15 June 2013 9:00 am

In this book, the French writer Sylvain Tesson spends six months, mostly alone, in a log cabin in Siberia. ‘Cold,…