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Beautiful Blighty
Anniversary Air Shows, Imperial Wa r Museum, Duxford On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May there will be a VE Day Anniversary air show paying tribute to the people who endured the Second World War. The flying display, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of...
'A gentleman never compares one woman to another'
Iconic star of The Avengers, Patrick Macnee smiles knowingly and dodges the awkward question that I have dared to toss his way: Who was the most appealing of the three actresses who played opposite him in the landmark 1960s TV series? Then, in those...
Having a VE-ry good time
VE CELEBRATION Expect music, dancing, heritage  ying displays and military/ civilian re-enactors. Where Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex: 01992-707370, When 2 to 4 May GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Join in this VE Day...
The Daily: October 15
Countdown Conundrum As of the New Year, hard copy dictionaries will be scrapped from the popular programme, Countdown. Instead, Dictionary Corner will now be 'Computer Corner' as contestants' words are checked via the internet. The change is due to the...
Unmissable Summer Reads
BEST FOR THE BEACH Rebecca Maxted picks the liveliest summer page-turners WICKED AMBITION by Victoria Fox (Harlequin Mira Books, £7.99; offer price, £7.59) Robin, Turquoise and Kristin are three LA girls who have found fame despite problems including...
You know summer has arrived when you put on a couple of layers of cashmere and pack several more, gently tuck your mackintosh and, finally, a spare duvet, over your champagne and strawberries and set off to the Open Air Theatre in London’s Regent’s...
Book Reviews: 19 April
OUT NOW IN DIAMOND SQUARE by Merce Rodoreda (Virago, £14.99; offer price, £13.49) Translated from Catalan by Peter Bush, this traces the vicissitudes of a young woman’s life in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War. Although the ravages of warfare...
The National Archives boasts many treasures, but today a timely gem is unveiled, and with it a unique insight into our wartime history. The file, official reference number IR 59/865, contains the Estate Duty records of Guy Gibson, VC, DSO, DFC, the man...
Book Reviews: 23 August
OUT NOW AS GREEN AS GRASS: GROWING UP BEFORE, DURING & AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Emma Smith (Bloomsbury, £16.99; offer price, £13.99) Emma Smith’s previous memoirs, Maidens’ Trip and The Great Western Beach were both highly regarded as modern...
‘Dad’s Billy Goats Gruff was second to none’
Zoë Ball is on a mission. The popular radio and TV presenter, currently hosting It Takes Two, Strictly Come Dancing’s daily weekday spin-off show, is, she says, first and foremost a mother. She lives in Hove with her DJ husband Norman Cook, aka Fatboy...
Book reviews: 13 April
OUT NOW THE FEVER TREE, Jennifer McVeigh (Viking, £12.99), 352PP When Frances Irvine's father dies unexpectedly, leaving untold debts, her world of privilege comes crashing down. Cast out by her wealthy uncle and seemingly set for a life of drudgery as...
Book reviews: 20 April
OUT NOW DISTRICT NURSE Patricia Jordan (Orion, £6.99), 224pp The BBC One series Call The Midwife became the most popular drama since 2001. Like Jennifer Worth, on whose memoirs Call The Midwife was based, Patricia Jordan was a midwife in the 1950s. She...
Book Reviews: 13 July
OUT NOW PIECES OF LIGHT: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MEMORY by Charles Fernyhough (Profile Books, £14.99) Fernyhough is a novelist and academic psychologist who introduces current work about memory by means of exploring examples from real lives and fictional...
Book reviews: 5 October
OUT NOW A POSSIBLE LIFE by Sebastian Faulks (Hutchinson, £18.99) According to the author, this is a book concerned with 'the limitations of human identity'. Neither a novel nor a collection of short stories, it's perhaps best described as five...
Book Reviews: 3 May
OUT NOW CANDY KITTENS by Jamie Laing (Mitchell Beazley, £12.99; offer price, £10.99) What it is to be young and rich. Those of us privileged to have watched the posh reality TV show Made In Chelsea, will be fully au fait with the goings-on of Jamie...
The Book Thief
The trick when watching a movie based on a popular novel is to forget comparisons with the book and simply ask yourself: Does this work as a film? In the present case that was easy for me because I haven’t read Markus Zusak’s novel but I still asked...
Book Reviews: 1 August
OUT NOW THE LAST VICTORIANS: A Daring Reassessment Of Four Twentieth Century Eccentrics by W Sydney Robinson (The Robson Press, £20; offer price, £16) Fascinated by his beloved grandfather’s recollections of the ‘olden days’, Robinson resolved to...
The world’s most Stylish Spy
Former British espionage worker on Vogue staff ’ read the dramatic headline in the Herald Journal when American Vogue hired artist Brian Stonehouse to become its fashion illustrator in 1952. Stonehouse, who died in 1998, had survived five Nazi...
Mum's the word
The terms Mothering Sunday and Mother’s Day actually refer to two distinct festivals with entirely different origins. The former is a Christian tradition, the latter a secular celebration imported from the US. Mothering Sunday dates back to the Middle...
Book Reviews: 24 April
OUT NOW GORSKY by Vesna Goldsworthy (Chatto & Windus, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) Russian Roman Gorsky isn’t just any oligarch about town. He is so wealthy that his new London home makes Buckingham Palace seem ‘like an ungainly box by a roundabout’....

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