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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Few places can conjure up such stories of love and loss, homesickness and heroism, gallantry and grief as Troy
By Dea Birkett
The Cambridge Companion to the Circus reviewed
Beware: Keem Bay is beguiling
The Circus by Pascal Jacob reviewed
Keem Bay, Ireland: the best beach in the world
In search of the Iliad
As circus gets serious, is all the fun of the fair lost?
Clumsy, long and lacking circus thrills
The circus visits every corner of the globe — even Antarctica
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.