Recipe: Parkin

Be prepared for Bonfire Night with a delicious Yorkshire ginger cake

Nine books to read this autumn

The best new novels and non-fiction to curl up on the sofa with

Can sherry make a comeback?

‘Granny’s favourite’ is no longer the ubiquitous tipple it once was in British homes – and it’s struggling in Spain, too

Europe’s best yoga retreats

India isn’t the only option for a spectacular yoga holiday

Recipe: Poached pears

Poach your pears in red wine for a visually stunning and tasty dessert

Sean Scully: ‘Fatherhood has given my art a new lease of life’

The prolific artist on how doing the school run in his 70s has brought a fresh dynamism to his work

GBBO’s Paul Jagger: Top tips for baking bread

The Great British Bake Off contestant, whose lion bread wowed Paul Hollywood, shares some knead to know information

London’s best art fairs

Where to go if you want to buy – or just gawp at – some fine art

The great second places

Mark Mason celebrates the people and things forgotten by history for not quite finishing first

Recipe: Spiced apple cake

The ultimate cake for the autumn months

Ryder Cup 2018: American vs European beers

The beers to drink while watching Europe and America’s best golfers do battle

London Film Festival 2018: Five under the radar gems

Tickets are at a premium for the best films at LFF – but here’s a selection still available to book (if you’re quick)

The best artisan workshops

From breadmaking to calligraphy, people across the country are giving old school pursuits a go

In search of the real Frankenstein

Was a Somerset scientist and his daring electrical experiments the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece?