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Dear Thomas, I’m in a terrible quandary. I saw a friend in Pret a Manger last week with a man who wasn’t her husband. She didn’t see me, luckily, and I’m quite sure she was...

The Lady Events

Afternoon tea

It promises to be the highlight of The Lady’s literary calendar: a very special afternoon with the bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford, who is celebrating the...

First Impressions

Alexander McCall Smith

What are you working on at the moment? I am currently writing volume 17 of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, called Precious And Grace, which will be published later this...


Perfect Picnic Recipes

Watercress and Garlic Dip with King Prawns (pictured above) Serves: 4Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 15 minutesYou'll need1 tbsp olive oil1 shallot, chopped1...


Dinner delights

Spiced roast cauliflower with toasted almonds (pictured above) Serves: 4Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 35 minutesColman's has teamed up with Ted's Veg to...



On average, we women have poorer pension provision than our male counterparts, largely because, typically, we earn less money for the same job and because we take time out...

A Novel Idea


I walked into my closet yesterday and very quickly walked back out. I have been doing this a lot recently. I am extremely talented at acquiring new things, and terrible at...

On The Market

Glorious gardens

1 The Old Kennels, Garsington, Oxford: £1,400,000 A six-bedroom, Grade II -listed 17th-century house sitting in just over an acre, with gardens designed by RHS...



East Blickling Estate, NorfolkVisit Blickling in spring and discover one of the best places to see bluebells in the country. Follow the winding paths through the Great...


Beyond the bl ame culture

When things go wrong in modern life, the search for someone to blame begins almost immediately. Something must be done, heads must roll, etc. Next Tuesday on Radio 4 at...

Film Review

The Jungle Book

Did we need a new ‘live-action’ version of Disney’s beloved 1967 cartoon? Probably not, but as they say in the jungle: forget about your worries – this is a glorious,...


Mothers and daughters

Not all women can be mothers, sisters, aunts or nieces, but we are all daughters. Inescapably. The relationships between daughters and mothers, as well as the way in which...

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