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Modern Manners

Offering Condolences

Dear Thomas, I am seeking your guidance on a delicate matter: how to offer condolences to an acquaintance who has lost a loved one. In June my Irish mother, aged 90,...

Battle of Hastings

Wi-Fi Code

At the risk of diverting off into the Modern Manners department fully occupied by my friend and colleague Thomas Blaikie, I am becoming increasingly concerned with Wi-Fi....

The Lady Events


Once again The Lady is delighted to announce our next Literary Lunch. On Tuesday 27 October we invite you to a drinks reception followed by a three-course lunch. Spend the...


The Drifters

The 1950s saw the birth of some of the greatest musical influences of all time. The Drifters, an American doo-wop, soul and R&B group that were originally put together...

Top Tips

Success in business

1. The essence of being a lady is being unique and original – your best self, but not an imitation of anyone. Stand out; don't fit in. In a sea of copycats, let others...


Classic dishes with a twist

LASAGNE WITH A CHORIZO TWIST (pictured above) Serves 6Prep time: 10 minsCook time: Approx. 1 hr½ tbsp olive oil1 onion, peeled and finely chopped2 garlic cloves,...


Halloween Treats

American style beetroot pie (pictured above) Serves 4Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 45-50 minutesYou'll need250g shortcrust pastry325g plain cooked (vacuum...



When you first read the script for The Intern, did you feel that you understood Jules Ostin immediately or did you have any notes on the character for...


Isle of Skye

Thanks to its dramatic coastline and stunning landscapes scattered with weird and wonderful rock formations (and equally strange names), the Isle of Skye is a haven for...

Book Reviews

New Must Reads

OUT NOW THE FIRST THING YOU SEE by Grégoire Delacourt (W&N, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) How much do our looks define our lives and identity? Can there be desire...


Love? actually it’s made up

Up your game with bold checks and chic gingham.


A well-heeled success

Here we go again. Into the very same theatre and once more adapted from a big-screen version, Kinky Boots follows fast in the footsteps of Made In Dagenham and high-kicks...

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Responsible for preparation of all meals, shopping online and locally, laundry and general running of house together with cleaning lady and gardener. Drive husband when necessary.

Carer (non-live in), Wandsworth, South London

Skilled carer to look after disabled lady at her home near Wandsworth common, London to help with her mobility, care and other personal needs. 


Career Nanny/Governess
Career Nanny/Governess with the immigration status to work in the UK and travel to the US, Europe and Asia and excellent credentials for a family based in London.

Enthusiastic and professional cook

Enthusiastic and professional cook to join our team of five.
Couple required

Couple required for rent free 3 bedroom bungalow with garden and out buildings in Cambridgeshire village for cleaning caretaking and dog walking when owners away.





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