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Engagement rings

Dear Thomas, With the delightful news that Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch are engaged, and with Valentine’s Day looming, could you advise on the vexed question of how much a...

Battle of Hastings

Georgian Panelling

Even though King George IV died in 1830, in purely aesthetic terms, the ‘Georgian period’ still covers anything that was made up until 1837, so Rock House just sneaks in at...

First Impressions

Nicholas Farrell

What are you working on at the moment? Single Spies, an Alan Bennett double bill of plays – An Englishman Abroad and A Question Of Attribution – about the Cambridge spies...


Pulled Pork

Valentine's Day Pulled Pork Pot Pies (see above) Serves 2Preparation time: around 30 minutesCooking time: around 2 hoursIngredients2 x 150g (5oz) pork shoulder steaks,...

Top Tips

Top Things to Do This...

Romance for the thrill seeker, Gyrocopter Flight, CumbriaUnleash your inner thrill-seeker this Valentine's Day and take your loved one on a spectacular gyrocopter Trial...


Peynton and Burn

Valentine’s Jammy Dodgers (pictured above) Ingredients125g unsalted butter, softened 60g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling 125g plain flour, plus extra for...


Trapped in the ice

Readers of The Lady are, I know, tough stuff as much as being avid fans of a good meaty murdermystery, but do be warned. The corpse dredged up from the deep off Iceland to...


Forged out of friendship

Even people who know a bit about jazz tend to assume that Take The A Train was a Duke Ellington composition. But his signature tune was composed by the Duke’s loyal...


Breaking the Backlist

The first time I fell out with John Wayne was over Senator Joe McCarthy and the appalling House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). I gave as my opinion that McCarthy...

Gift Guide

Valentines: for him

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Gift Guide

Valentines: for her

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A Fun 1970s Look

Vintage hair styling requires several things; patience, nimble fingers and a few select styling products. In my line of work as a freelance vintage hair stylist, make-up...

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