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Cooking with the Bloomsbury Group

the Bloomsbury Group

The Bloomsbury Group is familiar to us today as a small, loosely affiliated collection of writers, artists and intellectuals who were dissatisfi ed with the false values...


A world of Easter wines

A world of Easter wines

I’ve been asked to write about spring drinks but it’s so hard to know what to recommend because one never knows what the weather is going to be like – ’tis the season of...


The Baker sisters recipes

The Baker sisters

We are three sisters obsessed with food. We love talking about it, tasting it, experimenting with it and reading about it. With a home economics teacher for a mother and...


Ready, steady...Mop!

The clocks have moved forward. Flowers are blooming. The trees are unfurling fresh green leaves. Three unmistakable reminders that it’s time to spring-clean. The big annual...


Pam Rhodes

Pam Rhodes

For many of us, Sunday would not be complete without Songs Of Praise, the series that has drawn TV audiences for the past 53 years. And Pam Rhodes has been the face of the...


A day in the life of a hen

Did you know that we eat 31 million eggs in Britain every day? That’s a staggering 11 billion a year. Poached, fried, scrambled or served up with soldiers, they fuel the...

On The Market

On the market… splash out

Splash Out

1 Carisbrooke Manor, Bolney, West Sussex: £5,500,000 This magnificent Georgian-style house is set in 82 acres and has an indoor pool (inset, above), an outdoor pool, and...


Review: Clos Maggoire

Whenever a restaurant wins an award, it is a bit of a double-edged sword (or carving knife, if you will). Take Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden. This charming little French...


Jamaica Inn


Welcome to the wild west, an unruly, brutish place, where violent death and the hangman’s noose are never too far away, while all around the rugged landscape is as...

Film Review



So what does it take to save the Earth – and all the creatures on it? Well, those familiar with the Old Testament will know that an ark is a fair place to start. In the...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 11 April

New Must Reads

OUT NOW PARLIAMENT THE BIOGRAPHY: VOLUME by Chris Bryant (Doubleday, £25; offer price, £20) Fixing the date of the first English parliament has proved difficult for...

Film Review

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Almost a Marvel

There was a time in adventure movies when the heroine’s main role was to do something stupid, land herself in peril then wave her hands and scream a bit while she waited...

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 forthcoming Literary Lunches

Literary Lunches 2014

We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our Literary Lunches in ­€ 2014. Enjoy a drinks reception followed by a three-course luncheon with talks by...

VG Lee



I am drinking coffee in my neighbour Ted’s kitchen. He is recounting his success with rainbow chard and pak choi seedlings while tipping sugar straight from the packet into...



My very own green shoots

The garden is still a building site and the modest greenhouse, full of plant detritus and dessicated geraniums, needs an overhaul. The builders are working on the exterior...

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    A Companion is sought for assisting a very fit and active lady with Alzheimers.Working a 5 day week (including weekends) you will also be responsible for cooking meals (Vegetarian and Meat) and some light housekeeping duties.You will also be required[…]

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    Hands on Live-in Part-time HousekeeperRowington, WarwickshireA friendly but busy household based near Rowington in Warickshire is looking for a reliable, responsible and pro-active housekeeper.The main duties are to tidy and clean the house, and do laundry/ironing with some house sitting.You[…]

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    Part-time Companion/Housekeeper/CarerBeeston, NottinghamshireA flexible, supportive and patient Companion/Housekeeper/Carer is required for an immediate start.Our client, a lovely lady in early 80s whos been diagnosed with dementia and suffers from short-term memory loss. This role is all about companionship and building[…]

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    Hands on Live-in NannyPotters Bar,Hertfordshire (15min to London King's Cross)A professional, experienced and organised nanny is required to take a very good care of a 14 months old boy.A very experienced full-time live-in nanny is needed for a busy household[…]

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    Hands on Live-in HousekeeperPotters Bar,Hertfordshire (15min to London King's Cross)of all areas as required in the house, vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, polishing,General daily tidying, maintaining all cupboards and storage areas clean and tidyPolishing silverLooking after the laundry, washing and ironing To[…]

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    AU-PAIR WITH FLUENT FRENCH IS NEED IN CENTRAL LONDONwith Fluent French is needed for a family with 2 children in Central London. . The duties include school runs and preparing meals for the children. Lovely accommodation. GBP100pw

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  • Tutor - 22 hours per week / London (Central)

    Part-time Tutor - Mayfair - Salary TBCMonday-Friday 4pm-8pm plus2 hours SaturdayRole to includeTutoring English and MathSupervising homeworkTeaching qualification is an advantage22 hpw2 children, 1 pre-school and one school agestart.

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  • Live-In Driver / Housekeeper / London (Central)

    LIVE-IN Driver / Housekeeper required fora private household in Kensington.Looking for a well presented Driver for Chauffeuring duties (suited) with general housekeeping duties. Light Gardening, running errands including some shopping. Some Household Administration and organisation.Flexibility is key to this role,[…]

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  • Cook / Housekeeper / Oxfordshire

    Live-In Cook/Housekeeper required for a large 7 bedroom property near Henley-On-Thames.Looking after all aspects of the cleaning and upkeep of this family home. General family cooking required.2 days off per week (Ususally Weekends off)Another housekeeper in full time employment. Shared[…]

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  • Live-Out Housekeeper 20-25 hours per week / Oxfordshire

    Live-Out Part Time Housekeeper (20-25 hours per week)Looking for adedicated and hardworking, conscientious and non intrusive, hands on Part Time Housekeeper to perform all housekeeping duties including cleaning, laundry and ironing and have the ability to cook a light lunch[…]

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