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Who were the lost girls?

Every so often in one of the wartime novels by Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Powell or Nancy Mitford, there comes a moment when the central characters slip to one side and the...

First Impressions


I have bags under my eyes

What are you working on? A show called Let’s Do Lunch With Gino & Mel, and I’m working on opening my third restaurant, My Pasta Bar. I am also finishing my book, Gino’s...


My neighbour's missing

6.58am: Tommy Thomson, elder statesman of my feline world, sits in the bedroom doorway and fixes me with his one good eye. ‘Come on slowcoach! Breakfast time.’ I don my...


The turnip changed history

The turnip may be the butt of jokes in countries where it is grown, many suggesting that it is only eaten by peasants or alluding to the eff ects it can have on the...


Visit the Antrim coast

Iam very spoilt and have seen many of the world’s greatest sights, but there’s one on our doorstep that I still  nd utterly fascinating, and I’ve been there four times...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 29 August

A Second White Wedding?

Dear Thomas, What do you think about an elaborate white wedding for a couple in their 50s where one of them has been married before and whose first wife, who is still...


Crimes Of Passion

Scandinavian slaying

What’s this? When did Don Draper take up being a ’tec? More observant viewers will quickly realise our policeman in a jauntily angled period hat working on a murder case...

Book Reviews

Book Reviews: 29 August

New Must Reads

OUT NOW PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE by David Guterson (Bloomsbury, £16.99; offer price, £14.99) The award-winning author of Snow Falling On Cedars returns with a collection of...

Film Review



A wonderful feat by the BFI means that Lilting is available to rent through its online film player. If it isn’t showing near you, then I highly recommend giving that a go...

And to drink?

German-style Riesling

Riesling is my favourite white grape bar none, and my favourite Rieslings are German. Yet for some reason I don’t drink very much German wine. I’ve pondered why this might...

Top Tips

How To Become The Perfect Host

How to host

Every day, all over the world, people are opening their doors and creating unforgettable experiences for guests staying in their home. The development of the "sharing...


News round-up: 2 September

The sounds of shoppingCould the sounds of the city really help you make better shopping decisions? eBay seems to believe so and has subsequently released a new CD called...

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Daily tip from the lady archive

"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Live-in Housekeeper in Southampton

A lovely family of 4 is looking for a live-in housekeeper. All main housekeeping duties including laundry and occasional cooking. 4 bedrooms house. The accommodation is a bedroom and a shared bathroom. 25-30 hours per week. Immediate start. Salary £250 npw




What the stars have in store for you this week.Aug 29 - Sep 4

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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