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Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

One of the most successful films of 1959, Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon, is still one of the greatest comedy farces. Set in...


A Royal Cookbook

A Royal Cookbook

Her Woolly Majesty You may often wonder: ‘What will I do if the Queen comes to dinner?’ In fact, the Queen did once drop in unexpectedly, when a blizzard halted her...




Seaside piers continue to enthral and entertain visitors in resorts up and down the land. You can still go angling on them, catch a steamer, take in a show, feast on  sh...


Scottish gems

In 1822, King George IV set sail from Greenwich and arrived at Leith docks in torrential rain four days later to be greeted by Sir Walter Scott. It was the first visit to...


The First World War...in...

Think of the First World War, and many profound images spring to mind. But a century after that terrible conflict began, we are all too used to seeing the heroism, the...


Poetic painting

I remember when I fi rst caught sight of the old, grey, tattered A2 art folder, which contained the real treasure of Dad’s drawings and paintings. It was against a damp...

First Impressions


I’m a procrastinator

What are you working on? I’ve just finished a book so I’m still in that afterglow. It’s the selfcongratulatory feeling of ‘Oh, you’ve done terribly well – you don’t need to...


REVIEW: Paramount

For months after The Shard opened in 2013, all anyone ever asked was have you been up it yet? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a stupendous vista, but it seems every Londoner has...


Scottish streets

Dreadful, these property developers, aren't they? Take, for example, the swish housing built over much-needed parkland in a crowded metropolis: a long stretch of tall,...


Indian made easy

Indian food is loved by millions of people who have never visited the sub-continent but have been enticed by the smells and tastes of its wonderful cuisine. Being born and...


Summer breaks

BERMUDA RETREAT Prestige Holidays is offering a seven-night B&B luxury holiday at Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda, departing 11 August, from £2,363 per person, a saving of...


News round-up: July 30

Goldfinch novel set for movie productionWarner Brothers have acquired the rights to but bestselling novel, Goldfinch, onto the big screen. The novel, by Donna Tartt, tells...

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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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Part-Time Tagalog Speaking Recruitment Intern - Unpaid Work Experience

We are a leading domestic recruitment company. We would like to offer a part-time intern position within our company where the successful candidate will gain first hand work experience.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, friendly and self-motivated, Tagalog speaking individual to join our small team in our busy office in Covent Garden.
Applicants must be IT literate, possess good communication skills and be able to organise and prioritise tasks effectively.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Please contact Anastasiya on Anastasiya.tyler@lady.co.uk


What the stars have in store for you this week.August 1 - 7

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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