Icelandic fabulist Sjón presents a tale of oddball merchants sailing on the Black Sea, set as a modern retelling of the Argonauts' pursuit of the Golden Fleece.
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December 12: "As the final bars of the British national anthem echoed around the arena, the Union flag was lowered."
Critic and ardent home cook Heller McAlpin recommends new cookbooks whose winning voices and visual delights are just as beguiling as the dishes they highlight.
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