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'Only a fool could assume...

Nicolas Roeg is one of the most influential and inventive film directors of the past century. His masterpieces include such cult fi lms as Performance (1970) and Don’t Look...

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Kathy Lette on The Queen

The inhabitants of Norfolk Island, situated 1,400km off the coast of New South Wales, are direct descendents of mutineers of the Bounty. Well, this week another revolt is...

Modern Manners

The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 24 October

Clothes Lending

Dear Thomas, When I lent a friend’s daughter my vintage ball gown by Victor Edelstein, I did assume it would be returned – how shall we put it politely? – in a spotless...

Food

DHRUV BAKER’S PERFECT...

Serves 4Ingredients 2 x cinnamon stick 2 x star anise 3 whole dried red chillies 1 tsp black peppercorns 2 tsp fennel seeds 100ml of water 3 tsp coriander...

Features

Tips to remain on top

Calgary on WELLNESS:Wellness is about feeling good and having the energy and the health to live a full life: one which is exciting, efficient and fun. Whether it is having...

Travel

Altruistic adventures

HELP FOR BEARS Naturetrek donates 10 per cent of income to a number of charities with whom it organises tours. For example, since 2005 it has been working with...

Television

Alex Polizzi’s Secret Italy

AN ITALIAN AFFAIR

‘It’s no secret that Venice is popular.’ No, really, you don’t say? But still your sarcasm, however anodyne the scripted observations, for precisely because this scenic...

Art Review

REMBRANDT: THE LATE WORKS

MASTER OF THE ‘SELFIE’

Rembrandt was a ‘magician’. He was more than that. He was (and is) the touchstone of uncompromising realism. A storyteller with the ability to capture light and shade that...

Theatre

GYPSY

DREAMS AND DELUSIONS

Stephen Sondheim’s response to Imelda Staunton’s stunning performance as Mrs Lovett, Sweeney Todd’s accomplice, madly, hilariously, pathetically in lust with the murderous...

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Dynamic design

The world had been plunged into chaos. But after the devastation and pandemonium of the Second World War, a new optimism and energy emerged. And nowhere was this vitality...

Home

THE END of PREFAB

Eddie O’Mahony and Max Hentschel fought on opposite sides during the Second World War but you could say that they share something precious – a house. Eddie, a 94-year-old...

Daily

The Daily: October 29

News Round Up: 29 October

HMV's Poster Dog Gets Blue PlaqueNipper, the dog who is the music shop HMV's logo, received his own British Blue Plaque at a ceremony in London. The logo shows the terrier...

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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%
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