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Condensation

Condensation vs Cats

Anyone who was born before the warm embrace of central heating will remember the strange childhood joy of waking in the morning and being able to ‘see’ your breath. In the...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners

Socialising Separately

Dear Thomas, ‘I’ll have to check whether my husband is free,’ I said to the lady on the phone who called to ask us to dinner. ‘Oh no,’ she said, ‘I always invite couples...

Travel

Valentine's Roundup

Valentine's

A literary love affair in Hampshire Be inspired by the romantic stories of literary heroes, such as Jane Austen, in Hampshire this Valentine’s Day. At Jane Austen’s House...

Recipes

Delicious Duck Delights

Duck

Seared Lime & Coriander Gressingham Duck Steaks with Pak Choy (pictured above) If you fancy impressing your Valentine with something a bit different, but don’t...

First Impressions

CATHY TYSON

CATHY TYSON

What are you working on at the moment? Radiance: The Passion Of Marie Curie at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick. I feel ecstatic. When are you at your happiest? I love to...

Travel

Guaranteed Sunshine

Guaranteed Sunshine

The Sultanate of Oman lies on the eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula, around a seven hour flight from the UK. Temperatures can reach 45C in summer – too warm – but are a...

Radio

Radio Review: 30 January

MISSING A GREAT MATE

Jazz haters like to dismiss the whole genre as pretentious and po-faced. I have a simple two-word answer for them: Acker Bilk. Some try to dismiss this and say that Bilk...

Television

Alaska: Earth’s Frozen Kingdom

LOVE IN A COLD CLIMATE

Pity William H Seward, the then US Secretary of State, who bought the whole of Alaska – all half a million square miles – from Russia for a knockdown $7.2m. Surely America...

Art Review

MR TURNER: AN EXHIBITION

THE PET OF PETWORTH

Originally the North Gallery at Petworth House was lit only by natural light emitting from the windows and skylights, but last year the decision was made to add extra oomph...

Feature

OUR GUIDE to BUYING at AUCTION

Auctions

IS IT WORTH IT?Although films and TV programmes tend to portray objects at auction as being sold for millions of pounds, the reality is that this can be an affordable way...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 30 January

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THANK YOU FOR THIS MOMENT by Valérie Trierweiler (Biteback Publishing, £18.99; offer price, £15.99) As most of the world now knows, journalist Valérie Trierweiler...

Film Review

Testament of Youth

Doomed Youth?

I shall begin with a quibble: given the number of excellent young actresses we have in this country – Emily Blunt, Rosamund Pike and Keira Knightley, for instance – why did...

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