Edinburgh Festival 2017: comedy shows to book now

Al Porter, Sara Pascoe and Adam Riches are among the comedians to catch at this year’s Fringe

How to make perfect pissaladière

Olives, anchovies and onion combine in this classic dish from the south of France

London’s best lidos

Stay cool at the capital’s finest open-air swimming pools

Summer reads for 2017

Brilliant books for the beach

Where to drink during the Edinburgh Festival

Escape the main Fringe venues and head to the finest pubs and bars the Scottish capital has to offer

The art of Waugh

A new exhibition showcases Evelyn Waugh, the visual artist

Jewish food: the most comforting trend of 2017

Despite a rise in anti-Semitism, matzo ball soup and salt beef are all the rage

Gallery: The Spectator summer party

Another magnificent bash in Old Queen Street

How to make the ultimate Eton mess

A fine mess to get stuck into

Norway: not your average skiing holiday

The arduous joy of cross-country skiing in Scandinavia

Horse racing’s big spenders haven’t been spooked by Brexit

Leicester City’s Thai owner is aiming to replicate his Premier League success on the racing track

Corbynistas believe in socialism, until the bill arrives

Young people are too stingy to be socialist