Louis de Bernières is a British writer. His latest book is The Dust That Falls From Dreams
Contestants show off 'the art of transformation'
Simon Parker learns to enjoy the wind beneath his wing
The country has been reeling since the resignation last month of president Otto Pérez Molina
Whether you’re trekking to Machu Picchu or taking in the sun - and football – in Rio, take your pick from these inspirational and useful reads, chosen by Stanfords, the travel information specialists
McManaman expects Suarez to feature in the Reds' FA Cup fourth round tie with Bournemouth but accepts it's the Champions League that will keep him at Anfield
Q. I'm keen to visit Punta del Este and/or Montevideo in Uruguay, ideally as a package holiday. But I can't find any operators that do it. And even if I could, would booking individual flights and accommodation be a better strategy? It seems amazing that BA still don't fly direct! Russ Williams, London
The Uruguayan will go on loan in a bid to be fit in time for the World Cup
Thirty-two countries qualified for the Fifa tournament – but which will be our favourite destinations in 2014 and what do they have to offer that's new? Over a series of articles, Chris Leadbeater studies the form, starting with the hosts ...
The FA chairman made the gesture as England were drawn against Uruguay, Italy and Costa Rica
The England manager wants to assess potential bases in the Amazonian city
'Group of Death' is so 2002. Now we need a new name for this actually-quite-difficult-looking set-up.
Such a switch would likely result in a tougher draw for the Three Lions
The draw takes place on Friday
If you’re lucky enough to be heading to warmer shores soon, a tailored pair of trunks will hide all manner of festive indulgence, says Lee Holmes
The Cruzeiro midfielder is being monitored by the Premier League champions according to reports