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THE LADY established 1885 ? No 64209
THIS WEEK
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CONTENTS
Features
Dear Jane? On the bicentenary
of her death, we celebrate the life
and work of the one and only
Jane Austen
Silver is the New Blonde?
Giving up colour is the chic new
hair revolution
The Baker who won the War
Elsie Widdowson, the nutritionist
whose baking skills and secret
loaf recipe helped us beat Hitler
How to Haggle We may be
British, but we still love a deal
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Regulars
The Lady Loves? This week,
water is the theme
Briefing
Letters and The Lady & I
Jane Green: A Novel Idea
Celebrating Independence Day
MARY FROM GOGGLEBOX
Her Indoors Mary ponders the
effects of public architecture
Him Indoors Ivo goes 36 hours
without a domestic row
The Lady Guide to Modern
Manners with Thomas Blaikie
Fashion Summer sequins
The Diary of Miss Darcy Bustle
The life of The Lady?s office dog
Social Medea
House Waterside homes
Antiques with Fiona Shoop
Horoscopes by Victor Olliver
Gardening Enhancing nature
Him on the Farm Robin Page
looks for a rare butterfly
Man vs Cat Artie discovers
TV violence
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Menopause Special
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Notice the effects and get help
The Lady Loves?
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The Lady Archive Recipes One
from 1938: French flan
Globetrotter British Columbia
NEW COLUMN: What do you do?
The pet food taster
Fitness & Wellbeing
with Diana Moran
Tech Doctor Medical websites
Film
Books Summer holiday special
Musical and Theatre
TV and Radio
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Cryptic Crossword and Bridge
Quick Crossword and Sudoku
First Impressions With theatre
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EDITOR?S LETTER
Dear Readers,
Fans of Jane Austen will know that she wrote
some of our most romantic novels, but she only
became famous after she died, 200 years ago
this month. She was only 41 years old, which
makes her achievements all the more remarkable.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary,
she invented the words doorbell, double bed, spongecake and 40
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is now the new blonde and it looks amazing. The other thing that
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section this week. Of course, if you don?t feel like splashing out
on one of those, then perhaps treat yourself to something smaller
from our fashion pages. The theme is summer sequins. Just
the thing?
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THE LADY BRIEFING
Our pick of the week?s colourful news and views
PARKS NOT
FOR TURNING
A proposed statue of
Margaret Thatcher
in Parliament
Square has been
refused by the Royal
Parks, who manage
the site, as they say
they have not
received assurances
that the Thatcher
family approves.
There is also a worry
from neighbours,
who fear the statue
may be the target of
vandals.
IT?S GETTING ?OTTER? IN HERE
Keeping cool in this weather is difficult, but a pair of otters at the
Sea Life Centre in Birmingham have the right idea, cooling off with
tasty ice lollies. The centre?s curator, Jonny Rudd, said, ?The pair are
happy to meet visitors ? just don?t expect them to share their lollies!?
Blondel ticket winners
Congratulations to Mrs Ruth AM
Antoniades from Muswell Hill in
London and Mrs Moira Gibson from
Harold Hill in Essex, who have each
won a pair of tickets to see Tim
Rice?s Blondel.
A GOOD
WEEK FOR?
A WELSH BEACH
If you want the best beach in
Europe you won?t have to go
far, as it?s in Wales. Swansea?s
Rhossili Bay on the Gower
Peninsula edged out Spain
and Greece to become the
only European beach to make
it on to Suitcase magazine?s
World?s Top 10 Beaches list.
A BAD
WEEK FOR?
STATISTIC OF THE WEEK
56%
Just over half of
patients are treated by
the same GP each time
they go to the doctors
? down from 65 per
cent five years ago.
A WILTSHIRE VILLAGE
Melksham in Wiltshire looked
perfect after volunteers got it
ready for the Britain in Bloom
competition. They didn?t
know the council would fell
a row of trees the day before
judging, ruining their chances.
Zu-lost
When a sat nav error sent
dance troupe Lions of
Zululand to St Anne?s
School in Yorkshire, not
St Ann?s in London, they
went ahead and danced
for the surprised and
delighted children.
Golf crazy
Richard and Emily Gottfried love mini
golf so much that in 2006 they set out to
play all 600 courses listed in the UK and
Channel Islands. Since teeing off, new
courses have opened, and the golf-mad
couple have played at 743 of them so far.
?Visiting all of them has become a bit of
an obsession, but it?s also been a great
way to use our weekends,? Richard said.
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Stop the bells
The bells of St Peter?s Church in Sandwich, Kent
may have to fall silent at night after one complaint
was received. When locals were polled, 85 per cent
said they would be unhappy if the bells stopped.
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PROTECT
YOUR EYES
Research has revealed that
sunscreen warnings telling
people not to apply it near
the eyes mean the eyelids
and up to 10% of the face are
left unprotected, increasing
the risk of skin cancer.
Experts said the news is
?worrying? and urge us to
wear sunglasses and slap on
Factor 30-plus head to toe.
ALL THE QUEEN?S HORSES
Early risers were surprised to see 1,000 Household Division troops and 250 horses taking part
in a dress rehearsal of the Royal Carriage Procession in honour of this week?s state visit from
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, who are being hosted at Buckingham Palace.
Calorie checkout
Birmingham City University
has devised a scheme where
your food shopping receipt
includes the calories, sugar,
fat and salt in each item, in a
bid to fight obesity. In a study,
half of those questioned said
it would help them to make
healthier choices.
Lakes a World Heritage Site
The Lake District has been recognised as a World Heritage
Site by Unesco for its beauty and cultural significance,
bringing an end to its 31-year bid for inclusion. It is hoped
that its new status will boost tourism. As tourism minister
John Glen said, ?It is a unique part of the world.?
BUTTER
SHORTAGE
English wine fizzes
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English white and sparkling
wine has had another great
year, with production rising
by a fifth and sales up 16%.
The English wine industry
is three times bigger than it
was five years ago and the
latest vineyard to win a top
award is Norfolk?s Winbirri,
whose 2015 Bacchus was
voted the world?s best white.
The huge dairy
Arla has warned
we are facing a
butter and cream
shortage. Not
enough milk is
being produced,
and as prices are
low, farmers are
putting milk into
cheese making
rather than
butter, as it gives
a better return.
Flat cap capers
Two Yorkshire burglars who
targeted elderly people were
caught thanks to DNA on
their flat caps, which they
had been spotted wearing.
Both were sentenced to four
and a half years.
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LETTERS
LEGION TALENT
Thank you so much for
the wonderful article
about British-born Susan
Travers (Only Woman
in the Foreign Legion,
23 June issue).
Her exploits were truly
remarkable at the time
when Europe was at war.
I was lucky enough
to work in a production
company, over 30
years ago, making a
documentary about
young graduates joining
the Foreign Legion.
We shot dramatic
footage of Legionnaires jumping
out of aircraft
into the sea over
Corsica, and
underwater shots
as they crashed
into the sea.
We also
researched some
outstanding women
who were plant hunters,
alone in jungles, and who,
like TE Lawrence, fled
to the desert, where they
lived with tribesmen and
Spitfire pilots.
Jean McFarlane,
Northwood, Middlesex
TRIBUTE TO
BARRY
I too wanted to
pay tribute to the
wonderful film critic
Barry Norman (The
Lady Briefing, 7 July
issue), who sadly
passed away recently.
Barry was a wonderful
journalist who was both
diplomatic and friendly.
When I was in my
20s, my father worked
with him at Associated
Newspapers and
thought Barry?s star was
ascendant ? which of
course it was. He ruffled
a few feathers along the
way, as anyone worth
their salt will do.
Barry?s almost 30
years presenting
the television
programme,
Film, held
a special
place for my
generation
because
Barry nearly
always hit
the spot with
his views.
Later in life
he shared his
grandmother?s
recipe of her pickled
onions. Well, he sure
knew his.
Barry, you were one of
a kind.
Sara Finlay, Shepton
Mallet, Somerset
Pet of the week?
Name Macy (l) and Bebe (r)
Breed Grey tabby and
tortie Siamese
Age Six and eight years
Owner Mr and Mrs Waller
Likes Sitting by the log fire
Dislikes The lawn mower
and rain
Do you have a special pet? Send a picture (and their name,
age, likes and dislikes) along with your name to the address
or email printed opposite, and they could star here.
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LETTER OF THE WEEK
The writer of our
letter of the week
wins a set of stylish
traditional baking
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FISH OR CHICKEN?
A poll has revealed that
a fifth of children aged
five to seven thought that
fish fingers were made of
chicken, and 13 per cent
of eight- to 11-year-olds
believed that pasta came
from animals (The Lady
Briefing, Chicken Fish
Fingers, 16 June issue),
but this is not the fault
of the children, is it?
The figures should
be applied to parents
who have not made
their children aware of
the difference between
chicken and fish or told
them how pasta is made.
Recently, I spoke to
an 11-year-old girl who
couldn?t name the capital
city of France but was
JOLLY JAPES
I too went to boarding school
(Too Marvellous for Words! 16
June issue) from 1944 to 1948 at
Cedar House School in St Neots
(then in Huntingdonshire).
I had read the Malory Towers
books and wanted to be like the
heroine, Darrell Rivers! However,
I didn?t find it as the subject of
your article, Julie Welch, did.
Up at 7am, we washed in cold
water, though there were lovely
breakfasts with fresh hot rolls.
It was very cold in winter ? one
girl had to wear fingerless mitts
as she had chilblains. We had
midnight feasts by torchlight,
and used to boil up margarine
and sugar to make toffee!
We had a prefect in charge of
each dormitory, all named after
Shakespearean characters, eg,
Rosalind and Ariel. Our prefect
was a horrible bully, so my friend
and I ran away. We got the 21
miles home by walking, lifts and
sleeping by a potato clamp. My
mother took us back and matron
put us in ?Coventry? for three
weeks. It taught us a lesson!
Mrs S Knott, Scraptoft,
Leicestershire
happy to tell me that
the Eiffel Tower was
one of London?s famous
landmarks. I managed
to disguise my initial
shock and also a feeling
of anger, because it was
not her fault.
Jill Bernhardi, Old Dalby,
Leicestershire
?Remember ? no snacking
between snacks?
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YOUR SAY
If you have a comment on this week?s issue, would like to share something, or need our help answering a question,
please do write to Letters, The Lady, 39-40 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ER or email letters@lady.co.uk
PLASTIC PERIL
I am a member of the
Avon Wildlife Group
and recently saw a
brilliant documentary,
A Plastic Ocean, on
the subject of plastic
waste polluting the
world?s seas.
The film showed
animals living on plastic
?land?, with sea life getting
stuck in plastic rope as
well as swallowing and
ingesting hundreds of
pieces of plastic instead
of real food.
It was utter sadness
and it is only we humans
that can keep it under
control. Plastic will
always be with us as it is
a useful item, but if we
keep our plastic choices
to a minimum then at
least we are doing our bit.
Refuse to put fruit and
veg in the thin plastic
bags they have in the
supermarket. Use the
brown mushroom bags,
which can be composted,
or just put it loose in your
basket. And cut down on
the cleaning bottles under
the kitchen sink.
Pam Hunt, Bristol
iSTOCK
POSTCARDS PLEASE
Do any of your readers
still send postcards?
Apparently it is a dying
tradition.
My mother-in-law loved
a postcard and displayed
them with pride until they
faded beyond recognition.
I still have the very first
postcard my daughter
sent, aged eight, from
Brownie camp. She will
be 30 this summer.
Sending a postcard,
as a ?wish you were here?
or just as a thank you, is
such a nice thing to do.
One of my most
precious books is
Postcards from The
Boys by Ringo Starr.
He collected them
from my favourite band
and, honestly, what a
treasure it is. A postcard
is a snapshot in time,
something shared that
can be treasured for a
very long time. We should
keep the tradition going.
Enola Berry, Southend,
Essex
LIKE MINDED
I really like Paul Spike?s
weekly column, Man
Versus Cat, because
I relate to his thoughts
and opinions.
A year ago, I adopted
a tiny two-year-old
white and tortoiseshell
female cat, and named
her Jasmine. She was
incredibly timid and hid
for the first month, only
venturing out for food
and a little affection. She
loves classical music and
has since learned how
to rule the house and
manipulate me completely.
As an experienced cat
owner of two affectionate
17-year-old cats who died
last year, I thought that
Jasmine would gradually
come round to my way
of thinking. But no! She
is an independent Miss.
As for animals giving
unconditional love and
affection, it?s not true,
but I still adore her and
wouldn?t change her for
any other puss!
Diane Pilbro, Ipswich,
Suffolk
FAMILY FOCUS
I can heartily endorse
the sentiment of the
letter about the benefits
of having offspring
(Letters, 30 June, Family
Benefits). Like your
letter writer, I also need
help and support, which
is unselfishly given by
my daughter, son and
grandson.
I am fortunate because
my daughter, a nurse, and
my grandson, a student,
live with me. My busy
son manages visits and
phone calls and always
remembers birthdays and
special occasions. The
help and pleasure this
has given is beyond price.
Phyllis de Moor,
Folkestone, Kent
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THE LADY & I
It all started with a job ad in these pages ? a reader tells of
her lifelong love affair with Italy, foreign travel and The Lady
The first position I gained through The Lady, in 1978, was
as a nanny/housekeeper for a professional family in Surrey.
I was a northern working-class girl, and this was something
out of the ordinary for girls like me. I stayed with them for
a year and developed cooking skills, independence and
enough confidence to apply for a nursing course.
In 1980, towards the end of the course, I had itchy feet.
I had always wanted to live abroad and learn languages.
There was an ad in The Lady for au pairs in Italy, so I
applied and soon found myself embarking on a European
train journey, waving goodbye to an anxious mother!
I was lucky to be placed with the Ricci family, who lived
in a beautiful villa in Fiesole, Florence. I looked after two
children with whom I was to speak English at all times.
I accompanied the family to Capri in the heat of the
summer, skiing in Cortina d?Ampezzo, a summer vacation
by the sea near Rome and grape picking at their country
house in Arezzo, southern Tuscany.
After that, my Italian was fluent, so I was able to work in
tourism with British and American groups specialising in
Italian art and culture, which later developed into touring
around Switzerland, France and Germany.
This early experience shaped me into the happy and
confident person I am today. I have been able to share
my experience and love of culture with my daughters and
niece, who say I have inspired them with my stories of
travel. Today I am based in Devon, but I am never without
a copy of The Lady, which has been a true and long-lasting
friend. Grazie!
Sandra King-Gayer, Totnes, Devon
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SLUG HERE
I
t is a truth universally
acknowledged that all articles
about Jane Austen must start
thus! But as this year marks
the bicentenary of her death,
maybe we should let this one slide.
?The person, be it gentleman or
lady, who has not pleasure in a good
novel, must be intolerably stupid,? the
author once said.
Today, more than 200 years since
her novels made their way onto our
bookshelves, new readers are still
discovering them. Millions of copies
have now been sold across the globe,
making her one of
our favourite (and
perhaps
most
quoted) authors. Despite spending
much of her life in Hampshire, Austen?s
appeal has meant that in this special
year there are celebrations across the
world in her honour.
Although Austen is hugely loved
today, when the 35-year-old?s first book,
Sense and Sensibility, was published
nearly 20 years after she started writing
it, a mere 500 copies were sold and
there was relatively little hype around
the book. Like so many great artists,
she did not live long enough
to see her huge success.
Fast-forward to today
and for many women, Austen has
become a bookshelf favourite. Her work
will have been many girls? first foray
into romantic novels, leaving
generations of readers pining after their
very own Mr Darcy. Her books, Pride
and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility,
Northanger Abbey, Emma, Mansfield
Park and Persuasion, have delighted
fans on and off paper, with countless
film and television adaptations
bringing her work to new audiences.
Dear Jane...
She wrote some of our best-loved romantic novels, but only became
famous after she died ? at the tragically early age of 41. On the
bicentenary of her death, we celebrate the life and work of Jane Austen
?Nobody minds
having what is too
good for them?
Mansfield Park
Gwyneth
Paltrow,
main image,
and Emma
Thompson,
left, both
in Emma
Rupert Penry-Jones
and Sally Hawkins
in Persuasion
?How quick come
the reasons for
approving what we
like!? Persuasion
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FEATURE
LIFE AND TIMES
u Jane Austen was born on 16
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December 1775 in Steventon,
Hampshire to Revd George and
Cassandra Leigh Austen.
u She had six brothers and one sister,
and was the seventh child.
u She wrote one of her earliest stories aged 14,
but misspelt the title: Love and Freindship.
u Her brother Henry helped her negotiate with
a publisher to print her first novel, Sense and
Sensibility, which came out in 1811.
u Pride and Prejudice came out in 1813. She described
the book as her ?own darling child?.
u Mansfield Park was published in 1814 and Emma
in 1816. Austen dedicated Emma to the Prince
Regent, the future George IV, as he admired her work.
u All of Jane?s novels were published anonymously.
Sense and Sensibility was ?By a Lady?. Pride and
Prejudice was ?By The Author of Sense and Sensibility?.
u She only saw four of her six novels published in
her lifetime. Persuasion and Northanger Abbey
were published posthumously.
u It wasn?t until after her death that her identity as the
writer of her published books was revealed to the
public by her brother Henry.
u Pride and Prejudice was originally titled First
Impressions.
?To be fond of dancing
was a certain step
towards falling in love?
Jane Austen, main
image, and inset,
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice
u She never married. Jane accepted a marriage
Joseph Beattie and
Hayley Atwell in
Mansfield Park
proposal in 1802 from Harris Bigg-Wither but
changed her mind the next day.
u She fell in love with Tom Lefroy, the Irish nephew
of her friend Anne, but as Tom would lose his
inheritance if he married below him, Anne arranged
for him to move abroad and the pair split up.
u She also fell in love with a clergyman, but he died.
u Jane invented the words doorbell, double bed,
spongecake and 40 others, according to the
Oxford English Dictionary.
u Jane died on 18 July 1817 in
Winchester while seeking treatment for
Addison?s disease. She was 41. She is
buried in Winchester Cathedral.
u There is no indication of her being
an author on her gravestone.
u Austen fans refer to themselves as
Janeites and Austenites.
u Mark Twain was not one of them.
He said the ideal library was one
?that does not contain a volume by
Ciar醤 Hinds
Jane Austen?.
in Persuasion
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A lock of Jane
Austen?s hair
EVENTS AND
LOCATIONS
Jane Austen 200:
A Life in Hampshire
As part of the bicentenary
celebrations of Jane Austen there
are a great number of events being
held in Hampshire, where she spent
some of her life. As well as many
exhibitions honouring her life and
work (many of them free), you can
visit the Jane Austen?s House
Museum in Chawton, where there
will also be lots of extra-special
events in this celebratory year.
See www.jane-austens-housemuseum.org.uk for details.
Other places to see in
Hampshire that are linked to
Austen?s life include St Nicholas
Church, where her father was the
rector, the Assembly Rooms in
Market Square, Basingstoke, where
she attended social gatherings, and
The Vyne, Oakley Hall and Ashe
House, where she visited friends
and family.
u www.janeausten200.co.uk
The first life-size
Jane Austen bronze
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This year the first statue of Jane
Austen, a life-size bronze, is to be
revealed in the marketplace in
Basingstoke, near her home town.
She was born in 1775 in Steventon,
near Basingstoke and spent half her
life there.
Sculptor Adam Roud hopes that
the statue will represent Jane not
only as a writer, but also as a
strong-willed and independent
character in her own right.
Basingstoke MP Maria Miller
said: ?Born in the borough, she is a
Bath will hold
a Jane Austen
festival. Below:
A plaque on the
Jane Austen trail
in Southampton
woman who broke the mould in her
generation. I am delighted that she
is to be recognised in a sculpture by
Adam Roud. It is a fitting tribute to
her status not just as a local writer,
but as one of the finest and mostloved authors the world has known.?
There will be 24 BookBenches
around Basingstoke, making up a
free public art trail, all inspired by
the life and work of the author.
Jane Austen Trail
A Jane Austen heritage trail was
launched in 2006 in Southampton
and there are eight plaques around
the city explaining the link to the
author. The first is at Bargate, as
Jane, her sister and her cousin
went to school nearby. She also
celebrated her 18th birthday at a
local hotel. Jane lived in
Southampton from 1806 to 1809.
u www.visit-hampshire.co.uk
Jane Austen Festival, Bath
From 8 to 17 September, Bath will
be holding its annual Jane Austen
Festival. There will be plenty of
events including a Grand Regency
Costumed Charity Promenade, the
chance to meet Simon Langton,
who directed the 1995 TV
adaptation of Pride & Prejudice,
and walking tours.
u www.janeaustenfestivalbath.co.uk
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Which Jane Austen?
Weston Library, Oxford
The novelist?s writing desk at the
Jane Austen?s House Museum
A free exhibition looking at Jane
Austen as a businesswoman and
wartime writer will be held in
Oxford. There will be a selection of
Austen materials on show together
for the first time. The display runs
until 29 October.
u www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Jane Austen by the Sea,
Prince Regent Gallery,
Brighton
Running until 8 January, this
exhibition explores Austen?s
relationship with Brighton and
other coastal towns. Artefacts
include King George IV?s personal,
specially bound copy of Emma
(generously lent by Her Majesty
The Queen from the Royal
Collection), a mourning brooch
with a lock of Austen?s hair and the
manuscript of her unfinished novel,
Sanditon, set in Sussex.
www.brightonmuseums.org.uk
u Win a brilliant Jane Austen break
in Bath. See page 78.
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Flying the
flag for
independence
Jane celebrates American Independence Day with a barbecue feast,
followed by an early night and a mug of mint tea
ILLUSTRATION: EMMA HOWCUTT. PHOTO: ISTOCK
uly 4 is a very big holiday
on this side of the pond.
On American
Independence Day we
fly the flag proudly (the
American one), gather with our
friends and neighbours, and
celebrate with a barbecue and tables
filled with disgusting desserts
turned red, white and blue with
food colouring.
In our neighbourhood, there are
fireworks at the beach every year,
and parties at almost all the houses.
Guests spill from the front gardens
across the road ? closed for the day
? and onto the beach. When I lived
on the other side of town, we braved
the traffic to go to the beach, with a
20-minute drive taking up to an
hour. In the past, I have assigned the
driving to someone else, jumping out
of the car and stopping at various
people?s houses for glasses of wine
on my way down to the beach.
The mood is celebratory and fun.
At the beach, when the children were
small, we would set up picnics, and
bump into everyone we had ever
met. It was social, and happy, and
one of my most favourite holidays.
It was crowded, but not too
crowded. I have never been good
with crowds. I once spent New Year?s
Eve watching the ball drop in New
Orleans, and as the crowd closed in
on me, I had my one and only panic
attack. Now I try to avoid them, even
in my home-town.
As the years have gone by, I have
become more introverted, and the
beach has become busier. This year
private beach with a spectacular
view of the fireworks, avoiding the
crowds entirely. We decided to eat at
home with friends, and then perhaps
wander down to the beach when it
got dark to experience the magic.
I made the obligatory barbecue
food. For the first time, I succumbed
to one of those disgustingly decadent
desserts, making brown butter Rice
Krispie treats with a salted chocolate
topping. I alternated spooning the
stuff into the pan to set and into my
mouth. We ate smashburgers on
pretzel rolls, and hotdogs with
sauerkraut. We served corn on the
cob and tomato salad. I had no room
for the kale and grapefruit salad. I
often find I have little room for kale.
?Twin A returned from the beach saying there
were so many people that it was utter hell?
traffic was so bad, one friend drove
to our house from her own, 15
minutes away, and she sat in traffic
for almost three hours. The beach
was so packed, you couldn?t see any
sand. At the back was an area for
standing, and hundreds of people
were crammed in there, sardinestyle, for the firework display. Twin A
returned from the beach saying there
were so many people this year that it
was utter hell.
Happily for us, we live on a little
private street just off the main beach
area. We can cross the street to a
By the time we thought about
strolling along the beach, my
stomach was so full, it was painful
and a headache was forming. I
excused myself, went to bed and had
Beloved bring me a mug of mint tea.
Outside, I could hear our friends
laughing softly as I snuggled down,
drank my tea and drifted into sleep.
It was about the most perfect July 4
I could ever have imagined. And not
once did I have to brave the crowds.
u Jane Green?s latest novel, The
Sunshine Sisters, published by
Macmillan, is out now, priced �.99.
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FEATURE
SILVER
is the
new blonde
Sam Taylor discovers that giving up colour is all part of a chic revolution
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manufacturers who use 20-something
young women to front campaigns for
creams that promise to turn back
time. In reality, if these beautiful
young women turned back time,
they?d be back in their buggies.
Lanc鬽e, to their credit, realised
this mistake recently when they
rehired Isabella Rossellini, at 63, as
the face of their products, having fired
her 20 years earlier for being too
old. I have to confess that, at 55, I
Certainly younger women like
Lady Gaga and Cara Delevingne, who
have embraced the silver revolution,
have dyed their hair. Which may
sound counter-intuitive. Isn?t part of
the point of going silver to avoid the
bills at the salon? But the reality is
that, if you want the impressive, silver
chic look, it will need to be partly
painted on. It will also need tender
loving care. Trichologist Anabel
Kingsley, whose father, Philip,
?There has been a subtle yet perceptible shift in adverts
featuring ?older? women ? in ad world, anyone over 40?
continue to get blonde highlights put
through my hair ? usually on the bits
that are looking rather drab. But for
how long? It?s easier for blondes to
?transition? to silver, apparently. What
is harder is getting the look right.
Because we don?t go naturally silver
overnight ? although there are
shock exceptions. There are also
some women who go grey very
young ? the academic Mary
Beard started greying in her
30s, for instance.
No, deciding to give
up the bottle needs
planning. Most opt for
help from their hairdresser because letting it grow out naturally can leave you
with spots of non- colour ? as if you are paying tribute to the late,
great Dickie Davies.
invented modern-day hair tricks, says
that hair is more likely to ?grey
gracefully? when the hair and the
scalp are kept in good condition. ?To
optimise the condition of your scalp
and to keep your hair shiny, cleanse
your hair and scalp at least every
other day,? she advises. She also
recommends the use of toners and
stimulating masks for the scalp. If
this all seems a bit of a faff, it?s no
more than we would do to our faces
? and they?re not expected to support
a huge mane of hair.
I recently asked beauty expert
Sonia Murray why she thought so
many women were now deliberately
going silver and she said that if you
really want to look younger, the hair
around your face needs to be lighter.
The older we get, the more flattering
silver hair becomes. It?s natural, she
explained. ?There?s something to be
said for growing into your looks.? ?
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here is only one cure
for grey hair,? PG
Wodehouse once said.
?It was invented by a
Frenchman. It is called
the guillotine.? Of course, he was only
half joking. Until Helen Mirren, Judi
Dench and Jamie Lee Curtis led the
way by positively embracing the silver
strands of age, no actress would have
dared to give up the dye bottle. And
what Hollywood and advertisers did,
the rest of us felt compelled to follow.
But there has been a subtle yet
perceptible shift recently in adverts
featuring ?older? women ? in ad world
that is anyone over the age of 40. So
we should say hats (and wigs) off to
the industry for daring to change. It
is hugely influential that one of the
highest-paid models currently working
is the tousled silver supermodel,
89-year-old Daphne Selfe, once cover
star for The Lady and continuous ambassador for growing
old gracefully.
She sits alongside the
chic models deliberately
chosen to front a new
generation of advertising
campaigns
from
companies like Auriens,
who have chosen to show
images of confident, fit,
groovy-looking older types
when encouraging people to
buy into their exclusive
retirement properties. Not
for them the mistakes
continually made by
legions of anti-ageing cream
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COMPETITION
WIN
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Dame Judi Dench launches the RAF
Benevolent Fund?s exciting new raffle with
a rare Aston Martin as the fantastic prize
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R A F Benevolent
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wel fa re
charity, to open its exciting raffle
where one lucky winner will drive
away a rare Aston Martin. The actress
and long-time supporter of the charity enjoyed a first look at the car, even
finding time to give it a quick polish.
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Celebrating two of the most iconic
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unforgettable driving experience of
an Aston Martin with the iconic Red
?I?ll definitely be buying
a raffle ticket or two...?
Dame Judi Dench
Arrows brand. The Vanquish S Red
Arrows car boasts a number of special
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? a once-in-a-lifetime prize.?
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Women handing out
bread rations in 1946
The baker
Elsie Widdowson
who won
THE WAR
Elsie Widdowson was a quiet, unassuming woman whose brilliant
scientific mind and baking skills helped produce a wartime loaf that
became known as Hitler?s Secret Weapon. Paul Barnes tells her story
I
n the blazing summer of 1990
I was staking out Barrington,
seven miles from Cambridge,
finding stories for The Village
Show, a lightweight Sunday
teatime series that I wrote and
presented for Anglia TV. When
setting up these programmes the
tactic was to leaf through the parish
magazine, chat with people in the
post office and then the pub. ?Find a
good pub and then justify the village
round it,? I would say. Friendly locals
at the Royal Oak urged me to add the
Doctor to my list. They said she
was a bit of a character and ?had
something to do with food in the war?.
As it happened, the Doctor turned
out to be Elsie Widdowson CBE FRS,
the nutritional scientist who was
honoured for her work in the Second
World War ? research that resulted in
the population of Britain being better
nourished then than at any time
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before or since. It would be a privilege
to meet somebody who had a hand in
helping to keep my mother and me
alive when my dad was away fighting.
She lived in a white-walled cottage
at the end of a tree-lined grassy drive
beside the River Cam. She was small
and had silver hair, plaited and
pinned up in a ring round her head.
She reminded me of Mrs Wilberforce,
Alec Guinness?s landlady in The
Ladykillers, the classic comedy by
Ealing Studios. Her glasses were the
size of saucers. Behind them the right
eye was half-closed, but the beady left
eye fixed mine as I set about persuading her to be in the programme.
She knew perfectly well that hers
was a story worth telling but she was
wary of it being filleted just to make
a brief episode in a regional TV show.
Eventually she agreed, more for the
sake of Barrington than for herself.
Afterwards I paused by the gate to
write my notes: ?Articulate, but determined; may take time to interview.?
Elsie Widdowson was born in
Dulwich, and 83 years on she still had
her south London accent. She had
come to live in Barrington in 1938
when she joined the Department
of Experimental Medicine at
Cambridge. She?d read chemistry at
Imperial College London and went
on to do research into how and why
fruit changed over time as it ripened.
In 1933 she was studying the work
of another researcher, Robert
McCance, and spotted some flaws in
his conclusions. She decided to draw
them to his attention, a brave move,
verging on the foolhardy. Having his
mistakes pounced on by a junior
boffin he could have been seriously
affronted. So was he? ?Not in the least,?
she said. ?He was grateful.? What?s
more, he was impressed enough to
ask her to join him and work in his
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Rationing queues in
south-east London.
Inset: A ration book
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laboratory. ?He used to tell people I
was the acid to his alkali.? It was the
start of a professional partnership
that was to last for 60 years, ending
only when McCance died aged 95.
It?s a marvel that the pair of them
lasted so long, living as dangerously
as they did. For some experiments
they acted as their own guinea pigs,
injecting themselves with various
solutions and then waiting to see what
happened. They could have died, and
both came close to doing so.
For one experiment they injected
each other with a heavy dose of strontium. They soon began to feel really
ill, feverish with severe pains in the
head, back and limbs, but in spite of
the agony they carried on calmly
recording the results.
A few days after our first meeting
the Doctor and I sat before the
camera, side by side in her garden.
As spires of hollyhocks bobbed in
the breeze she talked about that
?something? she?d had to do with food
in the war. It was the part she played
in devising a basic diet for the
nourishment of the nation, and in
particular the development of what
became the National Loaf.
This was in 1942, when German
U-boats were blockading food imports
including flour. The Minister of Food,
Lord Woolton, asked the Cambridge
scientists to formulate a bread recipe
that would use home-grown wheat,
husks and all, wasting nothing.
?Where Barrington comes in was
that here we had a marvellous
bakery,? she added. ?Mr and Mrs
Wilkin were the bakers and they
baked all the village bread. And they
also baked our joints and our cakes
if we took them up when the bread
came out of the oven.
?The Wilkins were asked if they
would be willing to bake these breads,
because we wanted to try all sorts of
things, and they did it the whole way
through the trial. And they did
exactly what we wanted.? She and
Robert McCance had concluded that
calcium was vital for the prevention
of rickets.
?As a result of it, the government
decided that calcium carbonate,
chalk, or creta preparata ? they used
a rather pure sort of chalk ? should be
added to f lour for making the
Pat-a-loaf, pat-a-loaf
Baker?s Man
Bake me some wheatmeal
As fast as you can:
It builds up my health
And its taste is good;
I find that I like
Eating just what I should
The Pat-a-loaf Wilkins both died
long ago and Barrington?s bakery
became a private house. You might
think that in view of its wartime
significance there could be a plaque
on the wall to say as much.
Shortly after we met, Elsie was
made a Companion of Honour and
went on to live for another ten years.
I always intended to go back and see
her again, to eke out the privilege of
knowing somebody truly remarkable.
To my eternal regret, I never did.
?Nobody could pretend that the result was good to look
at, but it was infinitely more nutritious and filling?
National Loaf, in the amounts that
we had suggested.?
Nobody could pretend that
the result was good to look at. What
was once an enticing white had
become a depressing grey, but it was
infinitely more nutritious and filling.
Nevertheless, it acquired the ungracious nickname of Hitler?s Secret
Weapon. The food ministry retaliated with a persuasive little verse:
In her bright kitchen, before we
parted company I wondered if, when
it came to her own diet, the eminent
nutritionist actually practised what
she preached.
That glittering left eye had
mischief in it. ?White bread,? she said,
?and butter, and eggs. I know there
are people who are always
saying they?re bad for you, but they?ve
never done me any harm.? ?
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OPINION
HER INDOORS by Mary Killen
Mary bemoans the loss of beautiful public buildings that elevated our moods
A
fter four days in Puglia, in the heel mills and washes knew what they were doing in those
of Italy, we were picked up from days and took great pleasure from doing it well.
our first converted agricultural building
All I can say is that buildings maketh man. The Prince
and driven to a second conversion, six miles away on the of Wales is right. Architecture can affect you emotionally
other side of Ostuni. Both hosts were English.
and spiritually. If you live and sleep in a light-filled
The Puglians can?t believe their luck that so many building constructed of stone, glass and wood, and the
English are silly enough to want to live in the countryside, proportions adhere to the golden section so that they don?t
so far from the shops, the bars and beaches.
jar the spirit, then you will feel ennobled
And, moreover, to want to live in buildings
and free in that building.
?It would be
where only donkeys or sheep lived before ?
If, like most Britons, you live in a smaller
masserias (converted farm buildings), which
dwelling with low ceilings and no light,
as if Italians
sit among olive trees marching into the
your mood inevitably will be ?darker?. We
distance as far as the eye can see.
can?t all live in light-filled high-ceilinged
were keen on
But they are nonetheless thrilled, of
large spaces... and neither could Giles?s
course, that the English do, as it means they
cousins, our second hosts, if they had not
old electricity
can sell their old white elephants and
chosen to buy in a corner of Europe the
improve their own town houses with the
traditional rich have yet to discover.
substations?
proceeds. It would be like, for us, if Italians
In our Christian past, all Britons spent
were keen on buying up old electricity
at least one day a week being passively
substations near trunk roads and moving into them.
elevated while worshipping and contemplating inside
Yet, I don?t think the previous owners of this second architectural gems. The old rectories and their gardens
masseria could fail to be impressed at the restoration of with perfect proportions were available to all in the town
the building. The fact is that it now looks like a cross or village, and still could be, were it not that we let them
between a cathedral and an art gallery. Giles?s cousins, be sold to financial wizards. We need magnificent public
the owners, have made so much of the 10m-high ceilings buildings if we can?t afford personal ones. As I never tire
and the extant arches and curves, as even builders of olive of observing, I?ve seen the past, and it works. ?
HIM INDOORS by Ivo Dawnay
Ivo waxes nostalgic over old-fashioned domestic arguments ? and periods of blissful quiet
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I
t feels like years since we have had a proper row. I mean
Maybe I am becoming cowed by my domesticity.
a good one. Maybe it is because I have been away a lot, I have now been back 36 hours and still no proper
hence fulfilling half of Mrs D?s perennial complaint: row. I am becoming nostalgic for the good old
?I don?t like it when you are here, and I don?t like it when bad old days.
you are away.?
Traditionally, the rows of yore used to require that the
When I returned, exhausted, from yet another weekend trigger was something really trivial. A full washing
break, this time in Perugia, she was of course on the phone. machine would do it. But if I, or she, flooded the drawing
A wordless peck on the cheek was the greeting, with no room with bath water or even burned the house down,
break in the important gossip.
we would somehow ride it out in peace.
This is the ?safety first? approach. No publicly perceptible
?You only sweat the small stuff,? Mrs D would complain,
sign of pleasure/pain at the return of the wanderer. We half-heartedly and a little disappointed that I haven?t
even had a reasonably pleasant dinner that evening.
minded that she has swiped the whole length of my car
Twenty-four hours later, still no row. No proper one. down the side of a concrete pillar in a multi-storey car park.
True, while writing this, I have received a call from her in
But I will get cross if she remarks, yet again, on my
the garden announcing that I have locked her out. (She habit of biting my moustache. That can have us on nonnever pays any attention to security, leaving all windows speaks for half a day at least.
and doors open at all times, despite
And this is what I think rows are
the fact that only yesterday my
for ? an enforced period of non-speaks
brother?s flat door was smashed in by
is so good for a relationship. It?s
burglars and we lose an average of one
nature?s way of saying that a period
laptop a year due to light-fingered
of silence is now in order.
garden thieves.)
Which reminds me. Sometimes ?
I let her in and she immediately
and, let?s not exaggerate, only
asked ? with what, in our family, is
sometimes ? I feel a bat squeak of
ironically called ?nice voice? ? whether
affection for the Old Girl.
I would empty ?the rest of the
It is then that I roll out one of my
dishwasher? (she had done the cutlery
favourite sayings. ?You can be quite
rack). ?I have already done it,? I replied
nice sometimes,? I observe, trying not
triumphantly, thinking, ?Touch�, like
to catch her eye. ?Especially when you
Many a row starts with the dishes
a moustachioed French duellist.
don?t talk.? ?
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HOW TO
HAGGLE
Everyone loves a bargain, but few
are brave enough to ask for one.
Get over your nerves, says David
Walker, and be bold
M
oney! It?s everywhere. Whether
you have a lot or
a little, it?s one of
life?s necessities,
as to exist without it can be very tough
indeed. So how do we go about
stretching the pennies? It?s all down
to haggling or, in other words, the art
of negotiation.
One of the things I love to do
is travel and while I?m on my adventures I always try to get the best deal
possible when making a purchase.
Being a typically reserved Brit, learning how to haggle didn?t come easily
but as time progressed I found that
there are deals to be had everywhere.
What I learnt abroad I then tried in
what you are willing to pay. Then ask
what deal can be done? Observe the
trader?s own body language as this can
give you little indications as to how to
get the best out of them.
Usually, they will start off with confidence, but the longer the conversation goes on and the more you ask for
a better price, the more this will wane.
A trader will usually start off with confidence, but the more
you ask for a better price, the more this will wane
the UK and found it worked. All you
need to grab a real bargain is a little
know-how!
The first step is to have confidence.
A trader of any kind is also an observer of people. Poor body language can
tell them you are probably nervous and
don?t like confrontation. To a trader
that?s easy money and they are guaranteed to get the maximum out of you.
However, if they see you walk tall
with your head held high, they know
they will have to work harder to win
your custom. So, the first stage is to
learn how to use your body language
to portray yourself as confident. Even
if you?re not.
If you want to win the trader over
and get a great deal, then you will need
to look them in the eye. Smile, be polite
and friendly but, above all, firm in
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Their shoulders will drop and their
expression will change as they realise
you are not a pushover and they will
have to work for your cash.
The next thing is do your research.
While on holiday I found out from the
hotel staff how much it would be to
visit a certain venue by taxi. They gave
me the actual price, but when asking
a cab driver the same question he told
me another ? and, quelle surprise, it
was much higher. In this instance, I
applied the same technique by looking
directly at him and said it was too
much money and I was happy to go
with a different driver if he was unable
to lower the price. I then offered him
slightly less than the going rate and
he accepted it.
There is, however, a downside when
it comes to haggling and that is getting
the price wrong. Being confident is
one thing, but being offensive in your
haggle is another. For example, someone might try to sell their car privately for �500 but you offer them just
�0. Here, all further negotiations
are over before you have even started.
If you offer them �150, this says you
are interested but you?re not willing to
pay full price. They will undoubtedly
say no, but might reduce it down to
�400. You increase your price to
�300 and say it?s your final offer. The
seller agrees and you?ve saved �0.
In some cases, getting that bargain
may mean that you need to pitch one
company against another, such as
when selling your house, so again do
your research. An estate agent may
charge you 1.5 per cent to sell your
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property but another says they will
charge 1.25 per cent. Go back to the
first and see if they will match it. If
they say yes, you can be a little cheeky
and say if they are prepared to go even
lower ? 0.75 per cent, perhaps ? then
they are guaranteed to win the job.
You might not get this, but they could
meet you in the middle at 1 per cent.
Sometimes haggling is about what
extras you can get for your money ?
when you are taking out a new mobile
phone contract, for example. You can
usually increase the chances of a good
deal by going into the phone shop on
the last working day of the month. In
most cases, the staff have monthly
targets so use this as your bargaining
tool. Ask them what deals they can
offer and then gently push them to see
if you can get something better, such
as extra data allowance or accessories.
If you and your partner are looking
for new phones together, then the
representative will have to work twice
as hard to win you both over.
Haggling is not just about saving
money but about getting a better deal
for your cash. Negotiation is about give
and take, so be prepared to spend but
make sure you are happy with what
you get. Body language, research and
politeness will always work well in your
favour. Be prepared to shop around
and know what price you are willing
to pay for an item before asking what
deals can be done.
Above all, be prepared to walk away
from the deal. By following these
simple rules, you can make savings
on everything from car insurance to
holidays and much more. ?
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OPINION
Modern
manners
Thomas Blaikie is pleased to notice that
people are normally polite to each other
and rudeness is an unusual disturbance
Dear Justine
I don?t think it?s just you. I?ve been
thinking very much along the
same lines for the last few weeks.
Despite the brittle atmosphere of
conflict and tragedy across the
country, people in public places
are making a huge effort to be
polite and thoughtful. I mentioned
last week, as kind readers might
remember, the incident of people
thanking for a door held open
which they?d not gone through.
This happened at Leigh
Delamere Services on the M4.
Thinking about that some more,
you might expect a nowhere place
like that to be an ideal anonymous
environment for rudeness to thrive.
If nobody knows who you are, you
get can away with anything?
hence road rage. So it?s even more
surprising that Leigh Delamere
Services should be the scene of
such charming courtesy.
I?ve seen it elsewhere. In a
Turkish restaurant last week the
waiter dropped some houmous
and the plate broke. It went on the
lady?s handbag (a bit) but she said,
?Are you all right?? Rather than
having hysterics. At the theatre,
despite the intense crush of
people, a man at the bar said:
?I think you were first.? Unheard
of? especially in London, where
it?s often dog eat dog in bar/pub
circumstances.
Where there is rudeness or
undesirable show-off behaviour,
it?s more conspicuous. Yesterday
on Piccadilly, a man driving in his
v. expensive souped-up vehicle
revved the engine and indulged in
?boy racing? at every opportunity
when the road was clear. I thought:
?How ghastly,? but also, ?It?s a long
WHAT TO DO ABOUT? PAYING
I was involved in a complex intrigue
re money last week. A friend of a friend
(who then became a friend) wanted to
visit Osborne House on the Isle of
Wight, home of Queen Victoria, where
she died. He was over from Kolkata on
a rare visit and was mad keen to see it.
So it was vital to go. Organising a visit
to the Isle of Wight requires a Mensa
level of brain power ? working out
which ferry is quickest and connects
with which train? But I managed it
?Where there is rudeness or undesirable show-off
behaviour, it?s more conspicuous?
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and it was quite expensive. I was worried.
Perhaps the sum involved would be a
whole month of his salary. Was it
insulting to assume pay is low in India?
Even so, he might be ruined. On the
other hand, if I offered to pay, it might
be thought patronising and reverting
to colonial ways. I consulted with the
original friend of the Indian friend. So
there we were, two white people,
slightly conspiring. You just can?t win.
He at least has a better knowledge of
Indian salaries and also asked the
person directly ? who said that was what
he was expecting it to cost. Really, it
was quite a lot of fuss about nothing.
ILLUSTRATION TAKEN FROM BLAIKIE?S GUIDE TO
MODERN MANNERS (FOURTH ESTATE, �)
Dear Thomas
I took the bus to King?s Cross to
get a train. Three people said:
?Thank you, driver,? as they got
off. As I got off, I said: ?Thank
you, driver.? It felt good. Maybe
it?s just me, but I get the feeling
that people are trying to be
much nicer to each other these
days. Could this be a reaction to
all our recent national troubles?
Justine Brewster, London
time since I?ve seen anything
like that.?
You may say I?m being silly
and my evidence is merely
anecdotal. I say the more you
believe the world is a certain way,
the more it will become so. It?s all
a question of what you notice, and
that arises from what you assume
in the first place. If you wait for
absolute incontrovertible evidence,
then you?ll wait forever.
There?s much to be said for
thanking people who do thankless
jobs and probably never get
thanked ? such as driving taxis or
more particularly buses (I love
buses more and more as I get
older), sweeping the streets,
waiting at tables, working in
supermarkets or call centres and
cleaning our homes.
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Limited-edition
longline kimono,
�, by River Island
1991 Hello Angel
sequinned jacket, �0, by
Escada at Open For Vintage
Sequinned pumps, �0
(was �9), by Rochas at Farfetch
Silk-blend
lam� peplum
top, �8.75
(was �5),
by Biyan at
The Outnet
STOCKISTS
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www.asda.com
Avenue 32 020-3181 0950,
www.avenue32.com
Dune 0333-240 7306,
www.dunelondon.com
Emmy London 020-7704 0012,
www.emmylondon.com
Farfetch 020-3750 1250,
www.farfetch.com
Gina Bacconi 020-8438 2018,
www.ginabacconi.com
Kurt Geiger 020-7781 7480,
www.kurtgeiger.com
Liberty 020-7734 1234,
www.liberty.co.uk
Marks & Spencer
0333-014 8000,
www.marksandspencer.com
Matches 0800-009 4123,
www.matchesfashion.com
My Theresa 0808-101 3473,
www.mytheresa.com
Not On The High Street
020-3318 5515,
www.notonthehighstreet.com
Oasis 020-7240 7445,
www.oasis-stores.com
Open For Vintage 020-3637
5338, www.openforvintage.com
River Island 0344-576 6444,
www.riverisland.com
The Outnet 0800-011 4250,
www.theoutnet.com
Topshop 0344-984 0264,
www.topshop.com
Zara 0800-030 4238,
www.zara.com
Pretty sequin cami,
�, by Oasis
Crepe and chiffon
maxi dress with
sequins, �0,
by Gina Bacconi
Sequinned
straight-leg
trousers, �6
(was �5), by
Ashish at Matches.
Embellished skirt,
�1, by Twin-Set at
Farfetch
Sequin and leather
clutch bag, �.40,
by Apatchy at Not On
The High Street
Beatrice
embellished
shoes, �5, by
Emmy London
Sequinned earrings, �0,
by Lulu Frost at Liberty
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COLUMN
Miss Darcy Bustle
The Lady?s lovable office dog tells all
Proud gay dogs
It was the Pride parade in
London over the weekend.
I never knew that there were
so many proud gay dogs ?
hundreds of them had
dressed up and joined in.
Their outfits were amazing
? and this is a tough crowd.
Naturally, there were a fair
few poodles, and several
Chihuahuas, but my vote
goes to a big butch-looking
Staffie ? like many of them,
a softie at heart of course.
The cartoonist Sally Ann
Lasson came for tea today
and Gillian bought a cake
with real cream. Gillian
must really like her. We had
a long chat about how she
misses Rovi Rovington, the
late great
dachsie gent.
He would
sometimes
appear in her
cartoon strip
in The
Lasson in love!
Independent.
She said she
would like to immortalise
me in a cartoon as well.
I think it?s possible this
could be the start of a new
relationship. Although she
can?t love me that much as
she ate all the cake and
didn?t offer me any.
Duffle finally got his hair
stripped, which is a relief,
as he was beginning to look
like a shaggy dog and he
panted all the time. That
just isn?t a good look when
you?re standing next to him
in the park. Border terriers
have to be stripped by
hand and it takes hours,
literally hours.
Nobody has ever
mentioned haircuts to me
? I don?t think I will ever
need one. But what I do
need is more attention. After
I?ve been brushed, someone
is supposed to rub
my coat all over
with a silk scarf
apparently. Who
is going to do
that?
Some people suffer from
anxiety, which can be
terribly life-limiting ? even
doggies can get it. My friend
Pearl the Pekinese has been
very nervous about the park
ever since she was chased
by a really large collie who
was trying to herd her into
the flower bed. But dogs can
also help with anxiety, like
Boris the springer poodle
who went to a graduation
ceremony at the University
of Reading. Dogs aren?t
usually allowed to go but
they agreed so that 19-yearold Hollie could go to see
her sister Daisy graduate.
Hollie suffers from anxiety
so badly that, until she got
Boris, she didn?t speak for
two years. Boris looks lovely
in that mortar. Maybe there
should be degrees for dogs?
It?s only four weeks until I go
on holiday to the south of
France! My pet passport is
all ready and I have started
making a list of things to
pack. The editor says this is
mad given the length of time
we?ve got to go. But Melonie
says it?s important to be
prepared. She does a
packing spreadsheet. Now
that is extreme?
Packing tips
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Oh, I do like to be
BESIDE the SEA
For Nick Voulgaris, waterside houses
I
can make the most enchanting homes
have been drawn to the water
as long as I can remember.
Since I was whisked aboard
my parents? 30-foot wooden
sailing boat at the age of three
months, the desire to be near the
water has been a constant in my life.
I seek solace at the waterfront. I
find the sea calming and restorative,
as it allows me to reflect on the
simplicity of life. The expanse of the
ocean reminds me of the vastness of
our world and puts any problem I am
facing into perspective. And yet the
intimacy and peacefulness of a small
bay or tidal marsh makes me feel
ensconced and safe, protected by the
shore and sea grass that surround me.
Growing up surrounded by water
in Long Island, I spent summers on
small boats, water-skiing, digging for
clams, setting lobster traps or playing
in mud flats. Almost every weekend we
would explore a harbour on our
family?s sailing boat. The excitement
of arriving in a new port was palpable,
and my brother and I were keen to jump
into the dinghy and head to the beach.
The highlight of every summer was
spending the month of August on w
The view from a
villa in Antigua
Block Island,
Massachusetts
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HOUSE
A waterfront site in the
Dominican Republic
DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN
Malibu, California
Left: Miami, Florida
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HOUSE
Harbour Island,
Bahamas
HOME HELP
by Hugh St Clair
Q
I have inherited my
grandad?s lead crystal
decanters and I?m wondering how
best to clean them before use. They?ve
not been used in a fair while, so I just
wanted to give them a freshen.
MC, London.
A
Don?t use the dishwasher.
Wash them with a soft
microfibre cloth in a sink of mild
liquid soap and warm water. Line
the sink with a towel, so if the glass
slips it won?t break. If your decanter
is stained, Dartington recommends
soaking them in a 50/50 solution of
vinegar and water, then drying with
a soft cloth in a circular motion.
They also say mild abrasive such as
rice or crushed eggshells can be
used inside containers.
Q
I am looking for a wooden
salad bowl, something
special, not one from a department
store or Ikea. Where can I find one?
AD, Derbyshire
A
Chris Helliwell uses felled
beech from the National
Trust Fountains Abbey estate in
Yorkshire and turns them into
beautiful bowls which are sold
exclusively in National Trust shops.
A large one costs �. No need to visit
the shop, you can get one sent.
u 0300-123 2025, www.shop.
nationaltrust.org.uk
Q
?There is something powerful about living by the sea,
being so close to its large waves and unimaginable depths?
the boat. We would cruise eastern
Long Island Sound, Rhode Island
and Cape Cod. By the age of five or
six, I had been introduced to such
enchanting places as Shelter Island,
Block Island, Newport, Nantucket
and Martha?s Vineyard. This was a
magical time, and I look back on it
with the fondest of memories.
Since then, being near the water
has become a need for me. There is
something powerful about living by
the sea, being so close to its large
waves and unimaginable depths. But
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there is comfort, too, in the soothing
sounds, the predictability of the tides
and the gentle movement of the water.
I can gaze for hours at the flickering
sunlight that dances in the small
ripples of a lake, or endlessly daydream while looking at a harbour.
Living by the sea is an enchanting
experience, filling the senses with its
natural beauty, meditative sounds
and cool breezes. ?
u Edited extract from The Seaside House:
Living on the Water by Nick Voulgaris,
published by Rizzoli, priced �.50.
We have moved to a flat
with only a window box,
and in a magazine I saw a little
indoor garden, with small pots of
flowers on it. I would like a simple,
smart, mirrored glass tray which is
not expensive to achieve this.
CG, Norfolk.
A
Oliver Bonas sells a large
one for �, edged in what
they call a ?rough luxe? glass and
gold border. The gold is not too
shiny and smooth, which I think
would suit your purposes well.
u 020-8974 0110, www.oliverbonas.com
Send your queries to the usual
Bedford Street address or email
hughstclair@googlemail.com
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ANTIQUES
THE ANTIQUES LADY
Fiona Shoop, antiques expert and author of
How to Deal in Antiques, answers your queries
Q
I have an ornament on a wooden
base of three dogs playing around
a pond. It?s called Hide and Seek and is by
John Beswick. The plaque underneath says
that it?s a Studio Sculpture. It?s not shiny
like the Beatrix Potter dogs I have by
Beswick. Can you tell me anything about
it, please?
RM, Hants
A
Beswick are renowned for their
shiny ceramic figures, like the
Beatrix Potter animals, but they also made
a short-lived series of resin figures, similar
to Border Fine Arts in style, under the
Studio Sculpture banner, the most
commonly seen being a rabbit. Only 27
models out of a planned 30 were ever
produced, including Beatrix Potter,
Thelwell and the Countryside Series, which
included your dogs. It?s a charming piece
from 1984 that was only on sale for a year,
and features three Otterhounds, dogs
which aren?t often seen in ornamental
form and that makes it very popular
amongst their following. The resin
format enables the dogs to have such
vibrant expressions.
Q
About 35 years ago, I was given a
children?s book for my
grandchildren, called Our Sailor Boy. It
was found by an elderly lady in a charity
shop. I don?t believe it has any value but
hope that you can answer my questions.
How old is the book? Was it printed for
school prizes etc, as the stories have moral
tones. Were adverts normally printed in
children?s books? There are adverts at the
back and front of the book.
DMB, Wilts
A
Your book was published around
1905 and has a very Edwardian,
moralistic tone to it, like many books of the
age. It was written for the children?s market
generally but would have been an
excellent school prize to remind children
how to behave. It was a compendium of
stories by authors such as Sheila E Braine
Our Sailor Boy
and one of its ads
and was in print for many years. Adverts
were common in books of the day and the
publishers, Ward Lock & Co, released a
series of Red Guides, travel books whose
adverts included insurance companies.
These ads were carefully targeted at the
right market. Your book?s ads covered
medicines, food and many goods for
children, including other books. It provides
an insight into the era and that?s where its
real value lies.
u Contact Fiona at antiques@lady.co.uk or
at The Lady?s usual Bedford Street address.
HOROSCOPES
14 to 20 July, 2017 by Victor Olliver
CANCER
22 June to 23 July
A cash ?reward? for your
hard work, care and
diligence is due ? and
don?t think those in
authority don?t notice
what a rock you are.
LEO
24 July to
23 August
Very excitable energies
are impelling you to do
out-of-character things
? such as dancing in the
rain? Enjoy the novelties
but please don?t take too
many risks.
VIRGO
24 August
to 23 September
A sober, big decision has
to be made to do with
your home or a family
member, combining
boldness with
practicality. Happily, your
stars will help you out.
LIBRA
24 September
to 23 October
The farther you travel
from home base ? on a
holiday or other new life
adventure ? the more
you grow. The cosmos
urges you to think bigger
for better.
SCORPIO
24 October
to 22 November
While an ?unorthodox?
person in your circle may
prove irksome, a
deepening of feeling or
commitment is most
probable in a special
bond, be it business
or intimate.
SAGITTARIUS
23 November
to 21 December
Mars is just about to
move into fellow fire sign
Leo, and you?ll feel an
upsurge of energy as a
result. Meantime, avoid
impulsive decisionmaking. Life?s improving.
CAPRICORN
22 December
to 20 January
A lovely chance arises to
apply that super-practical
mind of yours to resolve
either a cash conundrum
or complex relationship
issue. Or both. Relief
all round!
AQUARIUS
21 January
to 19 February
Somebody?s about to feel
the sharp edge of your
tongue. Is the rant entirely
justified? Think about it.
But the stars do favour a
business or charity plan.
PISCES
20 February
to 20 March
It?s simple this week:
work trends are great;
home not so great. In the
latter case, seek out facts
and ignore any bluff.
ARIES
21 March
to 20 April
A passion should now be
indulged ? to travel,
romance or unleash a
personal project on the
world. This is a serious
passion, however,
nothing trifling about it.
TAURUS
21 April to 21 May
Profit is indicated from
work, a business or
investment ? in any of
these areas there is
growth. Beware being
too outspoken: reckless
words could cost.
GEMINI
22 May to 21 June
A ?superior? is on your
side and appreciates the
forthrightness and
courage of your words.
The perfect moment to
show what you can do.
u www.victorolliver.com
u Twitter: @VictorOlliver
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SLUG HERE
Left to right: A rose pergola;
a simple but stylish border;
the Rosa glauca almost hides
the oak gate in the old wall
Thoughtful
GARDENING
For award-winning landscape designer Jinny Blom creating the
L
andscape designing is never dull.
Restructuring the physical land to meet the
aspirations of a commission is just a facet
of it. Light, seasons, climate, time,
architecture, growth, decay, function,
history, culture, decoration, nature and beauty are all to
be considered. That is a lot of moving parts to blend into
a unified whole. It is a prodigious act of creation.
There is a wonderful moment in designing when the
muddy waters swirling around in my mind go clear and
I can see what I?m doing. It?s almost physical ? something
goes ?clunk? and the process concludes. All the whirring
cogs stop. These days I just think it?s a sort of natural
process I?ve honed over the years.
Time is another dimension that is so essential to this
work. In garden-making it is crucial to hold the long view.
Although I?ll never live long enough to see them, the future
growth of trees and hedges is vital to the larger picture.
In my village in France I?m very aware that the tracks are
ancient and, considering the relatively inhospitable
topography, find comfort that the well-trodden path
exists. The landscapes I create are newborn and I must
leave them early, trusting time to take the original layout
and romance it. That?s what I see when I arrive at a new
place: initially the discomfort and ultimately the beauty,
romance and freedom. ?
u The Thoughtful Gardener by Jinny Blom is published by
Jacqui Small, priced �.
ANDREW MONTGOMERY;
CHARLIE HOPKINSON
perfect garden design is about enhancing the beauty of nature
Left to right: Selfseeders enhance a
terrace; simple
pots of geraniums
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GARDENING
?In garden-making it is crucial to hold the
long view... The future growth of trees
and hedges is vital to the larger picture?
Yew columns form the backdrop
to blue and white herbaceous
plants in these long walk borders
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OPINION
HIM ON THE FARM by Robin Page
Definitely a black
hairstreak butterfly
W
e have an interesting mystery on the farm: do
we have the rare black hairstreak butterfly as a
very beautiful resident? And now, a confession: I knew
very little about hairstreak butterflies until I wrote my
book The Great British Butterfly Safari, when I saw all 59
varieties of British butterfly flying in a single year. I saw
so many beautiful butterflies in some outstanding places
that, as readers might have noticed,
butterflies have become something of
an obsession. It is contagious, because
Lulu has caught it too.
The truth is that before I undertook
the ?safari? in 2002 I had never seen
a hairstreak and had no idea where
to look for them or what they look
like. The reason for this ignorance is
interesting: for most of the spring and
summer, farmers are looking away from
their hedgerows and into their fields,
assessing the state of their crops, including their hay
meadows. This means that they (and I) spend a great
deal of time looking in the wrong direction.
There are five types of hairstreak and they are
all creatures of trees, hedgerows and scrub. The one
that intrigues me today is the black hairstreak. When
researching the book I had to make a flying visit towards
the end of June to an area of scrub and bramble just north
of Oundle, Northamptonshire. The black hairstreak
is also dependent on blackthorn bushes, where it lays
its eggs, although it occasionally favours wild plum.
Astonishingly, the eggs then have to survive for nine
months before hatching. Nine months to survive winter
weather and searches for food by hungry members of
the tit family ? for them, food includes butterflies? eggs.
So do we have black hairstreaks on the farm? The
answer is not simple. They are very rare and rely on
old blackthorn clumps and thickets. I have patches of
blackthorn. But the real problem of
identification comes from the fact that
the black hairstreak and the whiteletter hairstreak look very similar ? the
difference being just a few black spots
on the undersides of the wings of the
black hairstreak.
A few years ago I thought I saw one
on the farm, and experts said, ?Most
unlikely, Robin, it would almost certainly
have been the white-letter hairstreak.?
The most important words to me were
?almost certainly?, with my emphasis being on ?almost?.
The butterflies like old blackthorn trees that are southfacing and sheltered. I have some. At the time of writing
I am still searching. Searching for a medium-to-small
butterfly among countless leaves and flowers of privet
where they find nectar. It is a tough job, made tougher
by the fact that the black hairstreak stops flying in the
middle of July while the similar white-letter hairstreak
keeps flying until the end of July. The challenge is: how do
you creep up on a small butterfly, trying to see a few black
dots on its wings? The answer is ? with great difficulty. ?
?Do we have rare
black hairstreaks
on the farm?
The answer is
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COLUMN
MAN
VERSUS
CAT
Paul Spike worries
that a David
Attenborough
documentary has
given Artie ideas
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hould we censor what we allow our
young cats to watch on television? Artie was a
five-month-old kitten when I, unthinkingly, allowed him
to be exposed to a brilliant David Attenborough nature
documentary called The Hunt. It was evening and he was
asleep, curled up on the sofa, when suddenly my telly was
full of lion cubs. The camera crew had captured their
playful voices as they frolicked in the high African grass
where their pride was sheltering from the tropical heat.
The next thing I knew Artie was wide awake and
standing on the sofa arm, his body taut, leaning towards
the television in rapt attention. The sound of lion toddlers
had penetrated deep inside his instinctual brain.
What was most extraordinary was his attention span.
He was transfixed by the programme for 30 minutes. I
should have recognised the danger, especially when his
body began to twitch slightly during the lengthy scene
where the wolves chase down a rabbit. I even took out my
smartphone and recorded a video of Artie at full attention
while this hunt took place on the widescreen.
Hadn?t I read thousands of articles about the lasting
damage inappropriate telly programmes could do to
young children? Of course I had, but I had never thought
to transpose this to cats. I had never imagined that one of
kind-hearted David Attenborough?s nature
documentaries could serve as a brutal combat training
film for my kitten, with permanent consequences.
Artie thinks he is a lion. He lives for the chase. He
hunts from dusk to dawn. When he is not hunting, he is
on the prowl, doing his impression of a big cat?s lordly
gait. Or else he is crashed out on his back, asleep, like a
furry little drunk. Fortunately, here where I live, most of
Artie?s hunting efforts are in vain. There just aren?t herds
of prey in this London borough.
What Artie isn?t is a killer. Happily, in the
Attenborough version of nature, the cameras always look
away from the moment of deadly truth. Hence, children
and adults ? and cats! ? are spared the final details of a
successful chase. That wasn?t in Artie?s training film, and
he had no parental feline instruction in murder. When
Artie has caught something, he has invariably brought it
back to me, in a state of exalted playfulness. While there
have been a few accidental casualties, almost all his prey
have been alive, terrified but alive. So I have usually been
able to rescue them, although this has caused Artie
distress, searching for his lost plaything. It?s a wonder he
keeps bringing them to me, but I guess that?s nature, too.
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PASTA
perfection
Laura Santtini shares
delicious pasta recipes,
from authentic Italian
classics to modern
healthy alternatives
Pangrattato
and sardine
(shown with
spaghettini)
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ife is a combination of magic and pasta.?
This fabulous Fellini quotation is
certainly true of my life, which has been
filled with plenty of both, at home and at
work. Just like rice, pasta is relatively cheap,
and a blank canvas upon which cooks of all levels can
combine pantry and passion to paint a carnival of flavours.
Pasta is for everybody; it is unifying and inclusive and
can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make
it. It is quick, easy, comforting and uplifting ? it is so many
things all tossed together in one little bowl.
Many times my non-cheffy friends have asked me why
their pasta never comes out quite like mine, which inspired
me to write a book about it. It is my hope that armed with
the three key secrets ? how to choose pasta, cook it like
an Italian and combine it with the right sauce ? plus
recipes for over 70 delicious sauces, cooks of all levels
will be released from stodgy, sticky meals and
tossed with gusto into a world of al dente
deliciousness.
Way more than the sum of its simple
parts, for me a good pasta dish is the
ultimate expression of alchemy. The
dishes in this book include my family?s
traditional Italian recipes going back
several generations, which we serve
at my restaurant Santini in London?s
Belgravia. These are combined with
contemporary ideas such as the
transformation of butternut squash
and courgette into spirals (?boodles?
and ?courgetti?) in place of pasta.
Wheat-free pastas are also widely
explored, and, I have to say, I have
been beyond impressed by the
fantastic quality and range of the
non-wheat pastas available out there
now. It used to be that non-wheat
pastas would not hold their bite and
would end up a gloopy second best.
Thankfully, that is no longer true and
today there is a perfect pasta to suit all
tastes, diets and ages.
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FOOD
Broccoli and chilli
(shown with black
bean rigatoncini)
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FOOD
Alla gricia (shown
with rigatoni)
Pangrattato
and sardine
Serves 2
u 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil,
plus extra if needed
u 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
u 1 red onion, thinly sliced
u 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded
and thinly sliced
u 2 anchovy fillets
u Handful of dark raisins
u 2 tbsp black olive pieces,
taggiasca or kalamata
u 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
u 95g boneless sardines in
olive oil
u � tsp dried chilli flakes
u 1 tbsp pine nuts
u Handful of flat-leaf parsley,
finely chopped
u Handful of mint leaves, finely
chopped
u 200g dried pasta or 160g
fresh pasta
u 4 tbsp pangrattato (see below),
to serve
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Pangrattato
u 3 tbsp olive oil
u 100g sourdough breadcrumbs
u Grated zest of 1 lemon
u 3 garlic cloves, crushed
u 3 tbsp finely chopped
flat-leaf parsley
Warm the oil in a frying pan over
a medium heat, then add the
breadcrumbs, lemon zest and
garlic and toss together. Fry until
golden. Cool slightly and then
add the parsley. Season to taste
and store in an airtight container.
Broccoli and chilli
Serves 2
u 200g tenderstem broccoli
u 2 tbsp olive oil
u 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
u 3 anchovy fillets (optional)
u � tsp dried chilli flakes
(optional)
u 200g dried pasta or 160g
fresh pasta
u 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded
and thinly sliced
u Extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle
(if needed)
u 2 tbsp shaved parmigiano
reggiano or salted ricotta,
to serve
Blanch the tenderstem broccoli
in a pan of salted boiling water
for 1-2 minutes. Drain and
refresh under cold water to fix
the bright green colour. Pat dry
with kitchen roll and set aside.
Put a large pan of salted
water on to boil for the pasta.
Meanwhile, heat the oil,
garlic and anchovies in a heavybottomed pan. When sizzling,
add the broccoli and dried chilli
flakes (if using), turn up the heat
and cook until the garlic and
broccoli begin to colour. Do not
allow them to burn.
When the salted water is at
a rolling boil, add the pasta
and cook according to the
instructions on the packet.
Drain the pasta but keep
a cup of the cooking water.
Tip the hot drained pasta into
the broccoli mixture, add the
fresh chilli and a splash of the
retained cooking water (about
60 ml) and toss with gusto over a
high heat until the pasta looks
well coated. If the pasta looks a
little dry, add a splash of olive oil.
Serve immediately with
freshly ground black pepper and
the shaved parmigiano cheese.
Alla gricia
Serves 2
u 2 tbsp olive oil
u 150g guanciale or unsmoked
back bacon, cut into strips
u � tsp freshly ground black
pepper, plus extra to serve
u 200g dried pasta or 160g
fresh pasta
u 3 tbsp finely grated pecorino
Put a large pan of salted water
on to boil for the pasta.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a
heavy-bottomed pan, add the
bacon and saut� over a medium
heat until it?s golden and
browned, but not burnt. Add the
black pepper, combine well and
turn off the heat. When the
water is at a rolling boil, add the
pasta and cook according to the
packet instructions.
Drain the pasta, keeping a
cup of the cooking water. Tip the
pasta into the bacon, adding a
splash of the cooking water and
the pecorino cheese. Toss with
gusto over a high heat until the
pasta is well coated and creamy.
Serve immediately with
plenty of extra freshly ground
black pepper.
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Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive
oil in a large non-stick frying
pan. Toss in the garlic, onion,
chilli and anchovies and cook,
stirring, for a few minutes to
flavour the oil. When the onion
begins to soften and the garlic
begins to colour, add the raisins
and olive pieces. Saut� for a
couple of minutes before adding
the tomatoes. Season with salt
and pepper. Cook over a high
heat, until the tomatoes have
begun to break down but have
not totally lost their shape.
While the tomatoes are
cooking, put a large pan of
salted water on to boil. When
the water is at a rolling boil,
add the pasta and cook
according to the instructions
on the packet. Remove the sauce
from the heat and stir in the
remaining 2 tablespoons of olive
oil, the sardines, dried chilli
flakes, pine nuts and herbs.
Drain the pasta but keep a
cup of the cooking water. Tip the
hot drained pasta into the sauce
and toss with gusto over a high
heat until the pasta is well
coated. Add an extra splash of
olive oil or pasta water if needed.
Serve immediately with
plenty of freshly ground black
pepper and a sprinkling of
pangrattato on each serving.
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The Lady
ARCHIVE RECIPES
F
rom one of our earliest recipes for
soup in 1885 to unique concoctions
for savouries and sweets, for 132
years The Lady has been inspiring cooks.
No other magazine has an archive as rich,
varied and reliable, which is why we are
often asked for tasty reminders from our
past. So now we have decided to reproduce
a recipe every week from The Lady Archive
Recipes. This one is from 1938. Try it and
send us a snap to the usual Bedford Street
address or Twitter @TheLadyMagazine
using #LadyArchiveRecipes
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When one thinks of skiing
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Aside from skiing, there
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The Okanagan Valley at the
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FITNESS & WELLBEING with Diana Moran
Diana knows the importance of caring for your breasts
A
bout one in eight women in the
UK are diagnosed with breast
cancer in their lifetime. Some 30 years
ago, aged 48, I was found to have breast cancer, so I know
from personal experience that caring for your breasts is
paramount. If you notice anything abnormal, get checked
out. It will reduce the time you waste worrying and there
is a better chance of recovery if problems are detected
early. Get to know all parts of your breasts ? check your
armpits and up to your collarbone for changes such as:
u A lump or thickening
u Change in size or shape of breast
u Discharge from your nipples or change in position
u Skin changes, puckering or dimpling
u Redness or rash around the nipple
u Pain in your breast or armpit
u Swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone
Most lumps are caused by benign (non-cancerous)
conditions, but we must be mindful that it could be
a sign of breast cancer. The earlier it is diagnosed, the
more effective the treatment can be. Too many women ?
and men ? die of breast cancer due to late detection.
Early diagnosis, before a lump increases in size or has
Look out for
any changes
the chance to spread, is
most important, because
when cancer has spread it
becomes more difficult to
treat and the chances of
survival are lower.
More than 90 per cent of
patients diagnosed at the
early stage now survive for
at least five years, compared
with only 15 per cent diagnosed at an advanced stage.
I was fortunate: mine was found early, and after
diagnosis I finally agreed to a double mastectomy
followed by reconstruction. But I?m still here, fighting fit!
The likelihood of getting breast cancer increases with
age, but all women aged 50 to 70 who are registered with
a GP or have a family history of breast cancer are invited
for a screening every three years. The NHS in England is
extending the programme for some women aged 47 to 73.
If you are worried about any symptoms, don?t wait to be
offered ? talk to your GP, who can refer you. A mammogram can spot cancers that are too small to see or feel.
u For more information, see www.breastcancercare.org.uk
If you have a problem and would like Diana?s advice, please email health@lady.co.uk or write to Diana Moran at the usual
Bedford Street address. Unfortunately Diana cannot enter into personal correspondence.
THE TECH DOCTOR by Miles Waghorn
Miles Waghorn finds the best websites for medical help and advice
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an appointment, or it?s an effort to
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demand online doctor services. Log
freely shared online now means that
on, book your slot and pay a small fee
booking an appointment with your
to speak face to face (through your
GP is no longer the only option if
computer, tablet or smartphone) to
you have any health concerns.
a real UK-based GP. Push Doctor
In Britain I?m sure we?re all very
(www.pushdoctor.co.uk) can get you
grateful to have the NHS, but it
seen in as little as six minutes and
doesn?t just offer you physical
issues prescriptions and sick notes by
interactions. The NHS website
email. A 10-minute session costs �.
(www.nhs.uk) has self-assessment
If you?d rather not pay for advice,
tools and its Heath A-Z section
First Opinion (www.firstopinionapp.
(similar to the 111 telephone line) has
com) is free and offers a direct
lots of advice, from common issues
dialogue with a doctor via your
like sciatica or menopause to rare
computer or Apple mobile device. It
genetic conditions; select the affected guarantees a response within nine
area from a list, or click on the human minutes, 24 hours a day. Naturally,
body picture, for further guidance.
though, as it?s a US site, it can?t refer
The Boots WebMD website
you to a GP or specialist here.
(www.webmd.boots.com)
Online forums are great for
has a symptom checker
advice from other people
Get help and
that offers advice and
who are or have been in
support online
a list of questions to
your position. Having
ask your doctor
a heath condition can
about certain
be a lonely or scary
conditions.
place ? as can being
If you don?t
a loved one?s carer ?
fancy the wait for
and the support of
others who?ve been there can make
all the difference. Search online for
a forum related to the condition,
such as ?breast cancer forum?.
You can also download the
Symptomate symptom-checking
app for Apple or Android devices
(www.symptomate.com). It asks a
series of questions like ?Is the pain
on both sides of your head?? to create
a free report, which you may wish to
take to a healthcare professional.
Our increasingly online world has
made expert medical advice much
more accessible, bringing it to you
wherever you may be. If you?re not at
home, or you?re abroad on holiday, it
can be reassuring to know you can
get the advice you need. However,
bear in mind that if anything seems
serious, you should seek further
medical attention, no matter what
the circumstances are.
u Next week: Last-minute holidays.
If you have a question for Miles, write
in to the usual Bedford Street address
or email editors@lady.co.uk. Miles
Waghorn runs techsilver.co.uk, for
those new to technology.
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UP CLOSE AND
PERSONAL
A deeply touching portrait
of love, marriage and the
steady ticking of time
Clockwise from above:
Meret Becker and Anna Mottram;
Bob Goody plays a director, Dan;
Bob Goody and Maxine Finch
Jason
Solomons
A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER
The films of Jon Sanders are
little-known curios of British
cinema. A career sound
recordist who turned to feature
film-making relatively late in life,
Sanders has found a tiny, selfstarting niche, working with a
troupe of actors in a naturalistic
vernacular devised through
improvisations.
Well worth seeking out ? and
you?ll have to do some detective
work, or Googling as it?s called
these days ? his films, such as Low
Tide and Late September, tend to
gather his actors together in one
spot (which saves on location fees)
and let them act and interact
around themes that explore the
vagaries of later life and the
nature of mortality.
A Change in the Weather, his
latest production, finds the gang in
a country house in southern
France, somewhere in the wilds
around Carcassonne. They?re
workshopping the script for some
kind of forthcoming production,
actors playing actors, and we join
them as they really hone in on the
main female character, the rest of
the cast interviewing the character
as if she were real.
It must be like eavesdropping on
a Mike Leigh rehearsal, but very
early in the process, although the
end result is something softer,
gentler than Leigh and represents
something very close to life itself.
Bob Goody plays a director, Dan,
who is married to Lydia (Anna
Mottram) and while they work
and probe the characters in their
play, the exploration begins to
affect them personally, too. Of
course, it might be the sunshine
and the red wine?
Nevertheless, a midsummer
melancholy seems to float in with
the breeze, rustling the leaves and
ruffling the emotions. There?s not
much that actually occurs ? a visit
from a daughter and her baby, a
musical interlude, a few walks in
the hills ? but a whole lifetime is
appraised and re-examined. There?s
a strangely moving rehearsal
sequence involving a life-size,
blank-faced
puppet that
somehow had
me in tears. I
can see that
Sanders? films
might not be for
everyone. They?re so
naturalistic one might not even
think anyone?s acting and, indeed,
some of the conversations are
banal, as are most conversations
that aren?t movie scripts. But it?s the
undertow of subtext that creeps up
on you. I think it does it to the
performers, too, who appear to find
themselves rawly exposed, as if
suddenly floored by the emotions
they?ve opened themselves up to.
Perhaps it?s quite a French
approach. Certainly, few
filmmakers have worked this way in
Britain. I was reminded, a bit, of
Joanna Hogg?s Tuscan-set debut
Unrelated, although Sanders
doesn?t look at his characters
critically. There?s no satire or
sarcasm here, just honesty.
I don?t want to make it sound
too sincere, or earnest. By the end,
all the important things have been
questioned and overturned in the
film?s unhurried rhythms ? the
quality of love, the definition of
success, the longevity of marriage,
the last gasps of freedom and the
ticking of time.
It?s a profoundly affecting
portrait, and deals with
disappointment in a way that?s
thoughtful and touching, where
hope and happiness are imbued
with a gentle wistfulness, warmed
by a setting sun.
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REVIEWS
SUMMER
HOLIDAY
reading
Whether you?re by the pool or at home, all
breaks need a good book. By Juanita Coulson
FICTION
THE MINISTRY
OF UTMOST
HAPPINESS by
Arundhati Roy
(Hamish Hamilton,
�.99)
The long-awaited
second novel by the
author of The God of
Small Things is a
multi-stranded
narrative with
characters who are
broken by life but
mended by love.
A STATE OF
FREEDOM by Neel
Mukherjee (Chatto &
Windus, �.99)
Migration and the
quest for a different life
are explored through
the interconnecting
lives of five characters
in contemporary India.
THE LIE OF THE
LAND by Amanda
Craig (Little,
Brown, �.99)
A couple who can?t
afford to divorce let out
their London home and
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move to the country in
this portrait of a failing
marriage.
daughters to face home
truths ? and the most
difficult of decisions.
THE SUNSHINE
SISTERS by Jane
Green (Macmillan,
�.99)
If you like Jane Green?s
column, you?ll love her
latest tale. An ageing
Hollywood actress with
an incurable disease
summons her
estranged adult
THE WHITE HARE
by Michael Fishwick
(Zephyr, �.99)
Moving to a rural
village, a friendship
and a hare bring
opportunities to a
troubled teenager after
his mother?s death.
Magical realism meets
incisive social critique.
SHORT
STORIES
ALL THE
BELOVED
GHOSTS
by Alison
MacLeod
(Bloomsbury,
�.99)
Memorable
characters are
at the heart of
MacLeod?s tales ? from
Vanessa Bell?s daughter
reminiscing about her
childhood to a Gulf War
veteran and Chekhov.
FEN by Daisy
Johnson
(Vintage,
�99)
This debut
collection,
set in East
Anglia?s
fenland,
infuses gritty social
realism with
supernatural elements.
SOME
POSSIBLE
SOLUTIONS
by Helen
Phillips
(Pushkin,
�99)
Probing
various ?what
if?? scenarios, these
imaginative tales will
appeal to fans of Angela
Carter and Margaret
Atwood. Paperback out
on 3 August.
WHICH
BOOK BEGINS?
?The beet is the
most intense of
vegetables?
Answer on
page 81
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BIOGRAPHY
A TANGLED WEB:
Mata Hari, Dancer,
Courtesan, Spy by
Mary W Craig (The
History Press, �)
This new life of
Mata Hari draws on
previously unreleased
files from MI5 to offer a
compelling picture of
the spy, 100 years after
her execution.
THE UNFINISHED
PALAZZO: Life, Love
and Art in Venice
by Judith Mackrell
(Thames & Hudson,
�.95)
A glittering, gossipy
romp through the
eccentricities of the
Marchesa Casati, Doris
Castlerosse and Peggy
Guggenheim.
THESE GREAT
LADIES: Peeresses
and Pariahs by Lyndsy
Spence (The Mitford
Society, �99)
A sparkling cocktail
of micro-biographies
featuring dazzling
society ladies with a
whiff of scandal: from
Mariga Guinness and
Irene Curzon to Lady
Massereene and the
Duchess of Argyll.
Recline by the pool
in a sequinned kaftan
and enjoy.
THE BUGHOUSE
by Daniel Swift
(Harvill Secker, �)
American poet Ezra
Pound (1885-1972)
proves an elusive but
fascinating subject
in this non-linear,
impressionistic
biography, drawing on
observations of his
visitors while he held
court for fellow poets
from a psychiatric
hospital ward.
RAVILIOUS AND CO:
The Pattern of
Friendship by Andy
Friend and Alan
Powers (Thames &
Hudson, �.95)
An insightful look at a
star of mid-twentiethcentury art in the
context of his wider
circle of artists, friends
and lovers, among
them Edward Bawden
and Tirzah Garwood.
Gorgeously illustrated
with the artist?s wood
engravings and
watercolours.
Parkes?s upbeat tale of
dishy doctors and their
love lives in a model
Cotswold practice is a
cheering antidote to
NHS cuts and long
waiting lists.
ROMANCE
MOUNT! by Jilly
Cooper (Corgi, �99)
Jilly Cooper has
inspired endless jokes
about steamy
encounters in
horseboxes. Alas, the
reality is rarely that
exciting, so let?s
escape again to the
world of Rupert
Campbell-Black. The
horses go racing, not
just our pulses!
PRACTICE MAKES
PERFECT by Penny
Parkes (Simon &
Schuster, �99)
THE LITTLE
THEATRE BY THE
SEA by Rosanna Ley
(Quercus, �99)
A month?s housesitting brings job
opportunities, selfdiscovery and love.
Set in Dorset and
Sardinia, holiday
romance at its most
evocative and escapist.
LINES IN
THE SAND:
Collected
Journalism
by AA Gill
(W&N, �)
The late AA
Gill?s bold and
witty take on
everything from life
drawing to his illness.
FOXES UN
EARTHED
by Lucy Jones
(Elliott &
Thompson,
�99)
An intriguing
study of
the fox?s
incarnations
in the collective
imagination, literature,
and political debate.
WONDER
LAND: A
Year of
British
Wildlife,
Day by Day
by Brett
Westwood
and Stephen
Moss (John Murray,
�)
Naturalists and
Springwatch experts
Westwood and Moss
invite us to admire the
wonders of our rivers,
beaches and gardens.
ISTANBUL:
A Tale of
Three Cities
by Bettany
Hughes
(Weidenfeld
& Nicolson,
�)
A look at
8,000 years of the city,
once capital of the
Roman, Byzantine and
Ottoman empires.
w
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T H E AT R E
CRIME &
THRILLERS
BETRAYAL by Martina
Cole (Headline, �99)
Aiden O?Hara feels
invincible with his
partner?s support. But
can he trust those closest
to him? This tale of
family secrets and
survival is bound to
keep you glued to your
deckchair.
DEATH KNOCKS
TWICE by Robert
Thorogood (HQ, �99)
To the Caribbean with
DI Poole, who is rescued
from the ennui of his new
posting by a death: a
vagrant?s body is written
off as suicide, but our
MEMOIR
TOO MARVELLOUS
FOR WORDS by Julie
Welch (Simon &
Schuster, �.99)
Welch looks back on her
time at girls? boarding
school Felixstowe College
in the 1960s. Malory
Towers for grown-ups.
THE MAN WHO
CLIMBS TREES by
James Aldred (WH
Allen, �.99)
Aldred is a professional
tree climber, cameraman
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man is not convinced.
Paperback out on 27 July.
PARTY GIRLS DIE IN
PEARLS: An Oxford
Girl Mystery
by Plum Sykes
(Bloomsbury, �.99)
Crime with a dash of
high fashion, society and
style, this story is set in
the city of dreaming
spires, with a backdrop of
Pimm?s, punting and
ballgowns ? and a geeky
student-turned-sleuth.
Deadly chic.
WHY DID YOU LIE?
by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
(Hodder Paperbacks,
�99)
The Old Norse concept of
and adventurer. Here, he
writes with wonder about
his encounters with trees
around the world. Out 24
August.
THE
GASTRONOMICAL
ME by M.F.K. Fisher
(Daunt Books, �99)
This reissue of the 1943
memoir of American
food and travel writer
Mary Frances Kennedy
Fisher (1908-1992) is an
eloquent meditation on
hunger, life and death.
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retributive justice is a
brilliant plot device: see
the Icelandic sagas. It also
fuels this atmospheric
novel. A suicidal
journalist, four strangers
sheltering from a storm, a
couple returning from a
house swap: they all lied.
Will they pay the price?
Nordic noir with a twist.
THEN SHE WAS GONE
by Lisa Jewell (Century,
�.99)
A missing daughter, a
mother who ten years
later has not given up on
finding her, a new lover, a
web of secrets? This is a
cleverly constructed plot
that delivers edge-ofyour-seat suspense.
BUT SERIOUSLY: An
Autobiography by John
McEnroe (W&N, �)
The ?superbrat? writes
about his reinvention
from talented but
bad-tempered tennis
player to a respected
Wimbledon
commentator.
I FOUND MY TRIBE
by Olivia Fitzmaurice
(Chatto & Windus,
�.99)
Fitzmaurice took up sea
swimming in her native
MUSIC
TELL ME A LIE by CJ
Carver (Zaffre, �99)
Amnesia-struck agent
Dan Forrester and gutsy
PC Lucy Davies face a
Russian oligarch, a
gruesome murder ? and
danger closer to home.
TO SNARE A SPY by
Jon Stock (The Nare
Hotel Co. Ltd, �.99)
A spy-fiction-obsessed
schoolboy on his holidays
is plunged into real-life
espionage when he finds
the Foreign Secretary is
staying in the same
Cornish hotel. Book into
The Nare, where the
story is set, for the total
experience. Available at:
www.tosnareaspy.com
Co. Wicklow, Ireland,
when her husband was
diagnosed with motor
neurone disease. Heartwrenching and lifeaffirming.
ADMISSIONS by Henry
Marsh (Weidenfeld &
Nicolson, �.99)
The neurosurgeon
delivers searing honesty
and plain speaking in
matters of life and death
as he looks back at his
remarkable career
spanning four decades.
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FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
Julian Fellowes? take on the much-loved tale of Toad
and his friends provides unabashed entertainment
Richard
Barber
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
It?s got a book by Julian Fellowes.
It?s got catchy tunes by George
Stiles, well-matched by Anthony
Drewe?s clever lyrics (wait till you
hear how ?prickle? can rhyme
with ?vehicle?). It?s got rock solid
performances. It?s got snappy
choreography and witty
costumes. It?s well-upholstered,
bordering on lavish. And, under
Rachel Kavanaugh?s deft
direction, it goes at a real lick.
So there?s much indeed to
savour in the new version of
Kenneth Grahame?s The Wind
in the Willows, a solid, safe
interpretation of a much loved
classic set to music.
Does it break new ground?
In truth, no. Is it something
to which the whole family
can be taken without fear of
the air being turned blue,
two-and-a-half hours of
unapologetic entertainment?
Unquestionably, yes.
Everyone knows the story.
Self-important speed merchant
Toad is always looking for the
next form of transport in which
he can show off to his neighbours
before writing it off in a crash.
Craig Mather as
Mole and Simon
Lipkin as Ratty
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He?s the bane of his longsuffering friends, Mole and
Ratty, who finally enlist the help
of Badger in an attempt to save
Toad from himself.
It all goes wrong when he
steals a deluxe sports car and
lands up in jail, giving the
wicked Weasel and his cohorts
carte blanche to take over Toad
Hall, capturing along the way
the fragrant Portia (beloved
daughter of Mrs Otter) and a
creature apparently destined for
the cooking pot.
This being a musical, it is
inevitably broader than Alan
Bennett?s exquisite version at the
National Theatre in the early
Nineties. But it?s a lot of fun and
very well performed. Denise
Welch, a better actress than she
is a singer, gets two roles ? the
Geordie Mrs Otter and the
Mancunian Barge Woman ? and
sinks her teeth into both.
Neil McDermott, best known
as shifty Ryan in EastEnders, is
a revelation as the slimy Chief
Weasel. Gary Wilmot brings real
gravitas to the role of Badger and
his singing is effortlessly good.
Craig Mather does just as well in
the more challenging part of
timid Mole, his second-half solo,
A Place to Come Back to, one of
the show?s highlights. And Rufus
Hound gives a rollicking reading
of two-dimensional Toad. Look
out for his ultimate airborne
entrance ? a real coup de th殁tre.
The evening?s honours go to
Simon Lipkin as Ratty. He has a
commanding stage presence and
a fine voice, but it is his ability to
find humour ? a quizzical look
here, a shrug of the shoulder
there ? that provides the best
laughs of the night. We?ll be
hearing from him again.
u Until September 9 at the London
Palladium, London W1: 0844-874
0665 or www.windinthewillows
themusical.com
CD OF
THE WEEK
CARLY
PAOLI:
SINGING MY
DREAMS
�99, www.
amazon.co.uk
This is the
debut album
by EnglishItalian
classical
singer Carly
Paoli. Carly
grew up in
Mansfield
near
Nottingham.
A charismatic
presence, she
has shared
stages with
tenor Andrea
Bocelli and
Elaine
Paige. This
impressive
collection of
classical and
popular pieces
features a rare
duet with
Spanish tenor
Jos� Carreras
as well as
some of
Carly?s own
lyrics. GS
BOOK AHEAD
THE LUNA CINEMA Holding
more than 150 outdoor
screenings, from Pretty Women
to Dirty Dancing, the Luna
Cinema will show films at venues
such as Newbury Racecourse
and Warwick Castle. Until 8
October, nationwide: 0844-858
6767, www.thelunacinema.com
CARLISLE FRINGE
FESTIVAL A vibrant urban
extravaganza of outdoor
performance, comedy and street
theatre. 18-28 August, various
venues around Carlisle,
Cumbria: 01228-812611,
www.carlislefringe.co.uk
ALICE PATTULLO: OF HOUSE
AND HOME This exhibition
features 60 screenprints by Alice
Pattullo exploring old wives?
tales and Victorian crafts. Until
17 September, Yorkshire
Sculpture Park, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire: 01924-832631,
www.ysp.co.uk
Screenprints in Of House and
Home at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
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HOLD THE FRONT PAGE
Riveting drama charts The Sun?s rise from the ashes
during the sweaty days of Seventies Fleet Street
Georgina
Brown
INK
There?s a terrific scene in Ink,
the riveting new play by James
Graham (who wrote This House)
Richard Coyle , centre,
when Larry Lamb, the new
as editor Larry Lamb in Ink
editor of The Sun, which has
just been bought by a
thirtysomething Australian
tycoon named Rupert Murdoch,
brainstorms with his overMUSIC AT PAXTON A summer
stretched and under-resourced
festival of top class international
staff of highly-experienced
chamber music from Baroque to
working-class hacks. ?Who are
the present offering an intimate,
we?? he asks? ?What do we want??
friendly and relaxed experience.
Their answers? Gossip about
A key event on the UK chamber
celebs and the Royal Family,
music circuit. 14-23 July, Paxton
sport (not just football and
House, Berwick-upon-Tweed.
cricket but boxing with pictures),
Northumberland: 0131-473 2000,
free gifts, horoscopes, telly, sex
www.hubtickets.co.uk
(although Lamb, who has an
instinct for how things should be
RIVER TOWN: BRISTOL?S
presented, prefers to refer to that
AMERICANA WEEKEND This
as ?love? because it?s more
four-night festival celebrates
suggestive) and the weather.
blues, gospel, country and
The Daily Mirror was the
bluegrass music from both sides
original populist paper, but
of the Pond, with performances
Lamb, played with a gritty
from singer-songwriter Martha
intensity by Richard Coyle,
Wainwright and country-pop
perfected this idea by creating a
duo The Shires. 14-17 July:
newspaper which reflected the
Colston Hall, Bristol:
interests of its readers. The
0117-203 4040, www.
sinking Sun rose in 1970 from
WHICH
colstonhall.org
the ashes. Its circulation was
PLAY BEGINS?
down to 400,000 while the
A MIDSUMMER
Mirror?s was nearly five
?If you shall
NIGHT?S DREAM
million. On his first day,
chance, Camillo,
Shakespeare?s much
sales of Lamb?s ?fearless,
loved romantic comedy
provocative, fun? Sun were
to visit Bohemia?
with its playful fairies
more than a million.
Answer on
and star-crossed lovers is
Ink charts this story ? and
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brought to life in this
as Murdoch says early on in
outdoor theatre production.
this gripping drama, ?People love
Bring a picnic blanket or a low
stories?. Graham is a first-rate
chair ? and hope that it doesn?t
storyteller with a tremendous gift
rain. 16 July, Framlingham
for capturing the feel of a
Castle, Suffolk: 0370-333 1181,
particular place at a particular
www.english-heritage.org.uk
time. This one is set in The Sun?s
?AND LAST CHANCE
squalid office in Fleet Street,
where the tough, sweaty,
quick-witted journos chain
smoke and drink whisky all day.
But the play is also a
searching portrait of Rupert
Murdoch, an outsider, who
evidently wants to take on the
British Establishment as well as
the newspaper industry. ?I want
to disrupt this Street,? he
declares. Bertie Carvel has him
always leaning in, watchful
through slitted eyes, dressed to
kill in exquisitely tailored suits.
One conversation reveals that he
isn?t interested in possessions ?
his chauffeur-driven Roller aside
? and he likes hotels because
someone else will clear up the
mess. He wants to overtake the
Mirror, whatever it takes. It takes
a photograph on Page 3 of
girl-next-door type (Pearl
Chanda) in her birthday suit
celebrating The Sun?s first year.
Neither Lamb nor Murdoch like
it, but for both these ruthlessly
ambitious men, ?it?s the numbers
that matter?.
Rupert Goold?s wonderful
production is vividly evocative of
the sweaty days when papers
came, quite literally, hot off the
press, printed in hellish
foundries. Hold the front page!
He has another hit on his hands.
u Until 5 August at the Almeida
Theatre, London N1: 020-7359
4404, www.almeida.co.uk
MARC BRENNER
Bertie Carvel,
right, plays
Larry Lamb
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Clare Balding and
(inset) her greatgrandfather
Television
BALDING TURNS
DETECTIVE
NOT TO BE
MISSED
BBC PROMS
2017 (Friday,
BBC4, 8pm)
The brilliant
Igor Levit plays
Beethoven?s
Piano Concerto
No 3 as the
Proms begin,
presented by
Katie Derham.
The BBC presenter delves
into some family secrets
Ben
Felsenburg
You know where you are with
Clare Balding. She rode hard to
great success as a champion
jockey, and with her winning
forthright style and engaging
frank speaking rapidly climbed to
the top as a BBC sports presenter.
Happily married to that former
voice of Radio 4, Alice Arnold,
Balding is nothing less than a
national treasure and the acme
of Middle England style. But in
Who Do You Think You Are?
(Thursday, BBC2, 9pm) she finds
that just a few generations back
her family was far less
straightforward and shrouded
in scandal and intrigue.
The pivotal figures are her
great-grandfather, the Tory MP
Sir Malcolm Bullock, and his wife
Lady Victoria. Frozen in time in
a portrait by John Lavery, she is
haughty and beautiful and utterly
inscrutable. Killed in a hunting
accident at the age of 35, Lady
Victoria must forever remain to
a degree veiled in mystery.
As for Sir Malcolm, he was
a culture vulture with a rare
appetite for the arts and left
a voluminous correspondence
with everyone from Evelyn
Waugh to Sir John Gielgud. But
then there are the letters that
were burnt after his death: what
secrets could they have betrayed?
Balding has an inkling that Sir
Malcolm?s close friendship after
his wife died with the painter Rex
Whistler could have been far
more intimate than the straitlaced times would have tolerated.
She proves to be a dogged
detective who won?t stop until she
gets to the truth.
community station Frome FM?s
Different Sounds with Ian Leak
tomorrow night (downloadable at
www.frome.fm), talking about his
work before, with and after
Costello. Listening to a preview,
the two hours flew past. He is one
of the funniest people in rock.
His books, including The Big
Wheel and Rough Notes, are
anecdote-fests and this interview
is similar. Affecting to be unable
to remember current Costello
bassman Davey Faragher?s name
and calling him Nigel Farage
nearly made me burst something
laughing, as did the story of his
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
award going missing.
He talks about the difference
between what producer Mitchell
Froom called ?functional? and
?creative? bass playing, and
knowing when to turn on the
taps. He recalls a session with
Chrissie Hynde where she told
him not to go above the first dot
on the neck of his bass.
Thomas is also an acclaimed
biographer of Bruce Lee, and
bitter experience led him to
question the idea that a deceased
celebrity?s family are best placed
to be experts on the legacy.
I nodded sagely in agreement.
In passing, I should mention
that I?ve become obsessed with an
ad I heard on LBC last week. It?s
for a firm of gnasher-wranglers
who say they are ?obsessive about
dental care?. The thing is that I?m
not sure this is healthy. When I?m
having my choppers looked at, I?ll
settle for professionalism or even
plain old competence, rather than
risk having my teeth kidnapped.
u Louis on Twitter: @AlanKelloggs
or email: wireless@cheeseford.net
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ROCK ?N? ROLL
FUNNY MAN
Ace of bass Bruce Thomas
cracks Louis up
Louis
Barfe
Bruce Thomas is one of the
greatest bass players alive. That?s
fact, not opinion. On the
occasions when I was lucky
enough to catch Elvis Costello
and the Attractions in concert,
my attentions were divided
between Bruce, drummer Pete
Thomas (no relation) and the
singer bloke in the glasses.
Bruce Thomas is on Somerset
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BBC4, 9pm)
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from Spain
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man who has
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and the
disappearance
of a young
woman.
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BBC2, 8.30pm)
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of Britain in the
Home Counties,
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Menopause special
THE INVISIBLE
SYMPTOMS
Tired? Irritable? You might be menopausal ?
even if you think you?re too young, or passed
that stage years ago, says Anna Harper
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hen people are
asked what the
symptoms of
the menopause,
are, most will
say hot flushes and night sweats,?
says Dr Louise Newson, a GP and
menopause expert in Solihull in the
West Midlands. ?Yes, they are
common ? three out of four women
suffer from them, but it?s the other
symptoms that people don?t
understand and don?t talk about.
Those are the ones that can be the
most challenging.?
These invisible symptoms ? which
include low mood, exhaustion and
migraines ? can be devastating for
women, but only when they are
ignored and allowed to get out of
control. The difficulty is that so
many women attribute them to
other things: stress at work, juggling
a job and children, or looking after
elderly parents. Often, they push on
through. They wouldn?t dream of
troubling a doctor.
A woman is formally defined as
menopausal when it has been a year
since her last period. However,
symptoms often develop during the
perimenopause, the time leading up
to this point. The average age of the
menopause in the UK is 51, but hot
flushes, exhaustion, low mood and
migraines can begin years before,
caused by changing hormones. They
can also last for years afterwards,
especially if left untreated.
If women have low self-esteem
during the menopause, or their
concentration drops at work, their
relationships and careers can suffer
in the long run. Dr Newson, who is
in her mid-forties, knows from
personal experience how easy it is to
ignore symptoms and let them get
out of hand, ?About nine months ago,
I began getting really tired. After
work, I felt like flopping into bed,?
she says. ?But I have three children,
which takes up a lot of energy, as well
as a demanding job, so I ignored it.?
Dr Newson connected her
exhaustion to the menopause only
after a comment from her teenage
daughter. ?I was telling her to go to
bed and she said, ?Mummy, all you
do is shout! You?re just like some of
my friends before they have their
period.? I realised I may well be
hormonal. I hadn?t had a period in a
attack a couple of years before). She?d
had migraines in the past, but they
were getting worse, so she had seen
a neurologist for an MRI scan. She
had also had three urinary tract
infections. And she was suffering
from low mood (her brother had
recently died). She had been offered
?If women have low self-esteem during the menopause,
their relationships and careers can suffer?
couple of months. I thought, ?That?s
it! I?m menopausal.??
Dr Newson, who provides advice
and information for anyone going
through this phase in their life (or
who suspects they know someone
who is) at her website Menopause
and Me (www.menopauseandme.
co.uk), has seen dozens of patients
in similar situations.
One woman came to her terrified
that something was seriously wrong.
She felt she had to write everything
down in her consultation because
she thought she had dementia (like
her mother, who was in a care home).
She was having heart palpitations, so
she had been to a cardiologist for
tests (her father had died of a heart
antidepressants quite a few times
but, despite the emotional impact of
her symptoms, she didn?t think she
was clinically depressed. ?When I put
it all together, I realised she was
probably menopausal. For her, just to
know this was the case was a huge
relief,? says Dr Newson.
The recognition that the
menopause can affect women
psychologically is fairly recent.
?Even 10 years ago, if someone was
talking about the menopause, I?d
just have said, ?Put a fan in the
room to help with your hot flushes
and get on with it,?? admits Dr
Newson. ?I had no idea about the
psychological impact: the loss of
self-esteem, the low mood, the
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?A lot of menopausal women tell their doctors ?I know
I?m not depressed? but are still given antidepressants?
depression, the anxiety.? Patients
have come to her saying they can?t
do their jobs, they struggle to get out
of the house, or they can?t drive
because they are so anxious. ?A lot
of people tell me that they just come
home from work and they put on
their pyjamas and go to bed or veg
in front of the telly,? she adds.
Of course, that doesn?t mean that
all women in their late forties and
early fifties who feel run down or
achy or forgetful are going through
the menopause. But Dr Newson
suspects it accounts for the way a lot
of women feel at this age. ?Doctors
are mislabelling the menopause and
misdiagnosing people,? she says. ?In
my clinic, about 70 per cent of
women have been offered or been
given antidepressants. A lot of these
women say, ?I know I?m not
depressed,? but they are still given
antidepressants. They might have
depressive symptoms ? low mood
and poor concentration ? but that?s
not the same.?
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Dr Newson encourages women
to consider hormone replacement
therapy, stressing that there are lots
of types, and there are different
doses, depending on your age and
symptoms. She says her 79-year-old
mother, who still works as a speech
and drama examiner, takes it and
wouldn?t go without it. But it?s not
for everyone and it isn?t a quick fix.
Post-menopausal women are at
higher risk of osteoporosis and bone
fractures due to low oestrogen levels
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HOUSE MANAGEMENT COUPLE WORCESTER
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER / DRIVER / PA NEEDED
An experienced live-in house management couple is required for a large
family home south of Worcester.
Our clients, a professional working couple with a thirteen year old
daughter, require an accomplished couple to run their home. This is an all
and everything role that can be split in any way necessary, the duties will
include but are not limited to: gardening (35 acres to include wood
chopping/maintaining woods, strimming, topping fields) general outside
maintenance, car management, caring for one dog and some chickens,
school run twice a week (20 minutes from home), all housekeeping and
shopping for household supplies, and some light cooking for the family
with the occasional dinner party. Both members of the couple must drive, a
car will be provided.
Our clients are looking for a couple to join them long term, they have an
excellent track record of longevity with their previous staff. This is a
Monday to Friday live-in role with accommodation provided as a newly
decorated self-contained one bedroom flat with its own garden above the
garage adjacent to the main house. Salary: �,000, (AGY)
Cheerful, adaptable and experienced live-in housekeeper / driver / PA with
excellent organisational skills needed to help a successful lady, based in
Kingston, Surrey, returning from a hospital stay who needs help to resume
a normal life and who will also be moving locally over the next few months.
This is a busy and varied position involving cooking, shopping, driving,
general housekeeping and admin and generally assisting with a demanding
and hectic lifestyle. Lovely accommodation is provided for the successful
candidate, as well as use of a car for household duties. You must be a
non-smoker with a clean driving licence who is trustworthy and reliable and
be able to provide excellent references. I would love to hear from suitable
candidates who would enjoy a different and interesting job.
Contact Box 26509
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER,
(SHARED HOUSE),
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
We have a single Housekeeper role
with accommodation shared with
another Housekeeper. The
accommodation is large with two
sitting rooms for separate TV
viewing, if required. If you would
like to find out more and are an
excellent Housekeeper, we would
like to hear from you. Salary:
�-�,000, (AGY.)
Contact Box 26521
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER
(male/female) seeking long term
employment required by couple country location near Lincoln. Must
be trustworthy, adaptable
(prepared to travel if required) variable part/full time work - by
negotiation and according to skills
and experience in household/home
maintenance. Own independent
spacious apartment with excellent
pay and conditions. Must have
current CRC, references, passport,
be an owner-driver, good culinary,
domestic and home maintenance
skills, be dog/child friendly and be a
non-smoker. Applications with CV
to
Box 26534
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LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER, COOK,
CARER (SINGLE OR COUPLE)
HAMPSHIRE
We are looking for a good
all-rounder with housekeeping and
cooking skills as well as carer/
companion experience to support
an engaging couple. Management
of medicines and appointments,
driving, shopping for provisions
and, on occasions, to social events.
Rural setting. Hours: 6 days/week.
Accommodation: 3 bedroom
separate cottage so could be
accompanied by a partner. Must be
able to live in a rural setting. Salary:
�-�,000 (AGY)
Contact Box 26501
Please apply with CV to Box 26536
LIVE-OUT QUALIFIED NANNY,
London. This is a lovely position for
a newly qualified Nanny in the heart
of London. Our clients are seeking
an educated and committed Nanny
with good organisational skills to
support the family four days a
week, Tuesday to Friday. You would
be expected to carry out all normal
nanny duties, including meal
planning for the 19 month old girl.
The child is active and regularly
goes to classes in Hampstead and
Chelsea, swimming will be an
important part of her weekly
routine. Some flexibility will be
required as the family may also
request you accompany them,
occasionally, to their home in
Cambridgeshire. Hours will be
approximately 8.00am to 7.00pm.
Excellent Salary. September Start.
(AGY.)
Contact
Box 26531
LIVE-IN CARER, COMPANION,
COOK HAMPSHIRE (COUPLE OR
SINGLE)
A genteel couple in Hampshire is
looking for a Carer to help them
with their daily routine. You must be
a good cook because they like their
food. You will help with their
medicines as well and enjoy
conversation and discussion.
Personal care will increase gradually
but is minimal currently.
Accommodation: separate 3-bed
cottage with room for a partner.
Hours: 6 days/week with 24 hours
break. Salary: �-�,000.
Contact Box 26424
COUPLE, WILTSHIRE
LIVE-IN GROUNDSPERSON, CAR
VALET, DRIVER,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
We are looking for a fit and active
Groundsperson/Gardener who
would be able to keep a collection of
classic cars in mint condition. You do
not need to be a mechanic but you
will be required to drive the cars to
ensure that they are running
smoothly. You will mainly be
responsible for keeping the garden
and grounds of the house to a high
standard. Accommodation: separate
cottage. Salary: circa �,000 (AGY.)
Contact Box 26522
PART TIME MOTHER'S HELP,
London. Our clients are looking for
someone to help with their nearly 1
and 2 1/2 year old boys from
approximately 1-7 pm, Monday Friday. The family are looking for an
experienced and responsible live-out
Mother's Help who will be used to
assisting with the laundry and
housekeeping. This is a wonderful
opportunity to also travel as the
family are going to America for six
weeks in September and would like
you to join them. Both toddlers are
weaned and have healthy appetites
so cooking will be important and if
you speak Spanish this will be an
added bonus. You must be trained in
first aid for children and be prepared
to stay in the evening for some
babysitting. Good hourly rate for the
right candidate along with additional
pay whilst in America. Summer start.
(AGY.)
Contact
Box 26538
A couple who love everything to do with the countryside are sought for a
position near Marlborough, Wiltshire. The duties will be split in a fairly
traditional manner by way of a housekeeper/cook (cooking required mainly
for the gentleman when is wife is away and not every day) and a driver/
handyperson with the main focus to be on the house rather than garden as
this is already looked after. There will be some driving to airports and into
London too but if the sucessful candidate is not familiar with these routes
they will be advised. Care of a number of cars is important for this role. If
the sucessful couple are happy to run occasional dinner parties together
that would be an advantage. There are other staff and so the successful
couple will really be the lynchpin between all elements of running this
working farm and shoot. There will be some care of the dogs, ducks and
chickens when the principals travel as well as an eye to the security of the
main house. A spacious three bedroom cottage is offered as the
accommodation and comes with a large garden. The principal would
accept a well behaved dog also as long as it gets along well with their dogs.
Salary: �,000 - �,000. (AGY.)
My client, a mobile and socially active lady in her 80s, is looking for a
housekeeper and excellent cook to join her on a live-in basis. This is not a
caring role and should requirements to that effect present themselves later
down the line additional staff will be employed to carry that out. The most
important element of this role is the cooking and efficiently running a
home. The successful applicant will be very happy producing a three
course meal to dinner party standard on a bi-weekly basis and should have
a good repertoire of recipes. The role will take between 30-40 hours per
week over 5 to 5.5 days and will be flexible to include some weekend work
with time off given in lieu. Accommodation is provided in the form of a 1
bedroom bungalow alongside the main home. We are looking for someone
who is happy to dedicate themselves to a lady who is accustomed to a very
good level of service and who, in return, will be a reliable and generous
employer. Salary: �,000 - �,000 dependent on experience.
Contact Box 26525
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CARER JOB VACANCIES
EXPERIENCED LIVE IN CARER
Required for delightful and healthy
elderly forgetful Lady. Help with
cooking, dressing, medication and
daily crossword. Based in Kent near
Maidstone. Good remuneration and
accommodation.
Please apply with CV and
testimonial if available to
Box 26529
COMPANION/CARER for woman
with alzheimers. This former
academic, political and cultured
woman living in Hampstead, has
caring relatives nearby, who have
limited time. She is at home alone
most days, and, although is highly
resistant to having a 'carer', could
be persuaded to engage in social
interaction with the right person in
the right circumstances. This job is
live out, and part time. Also
assisting in organising and
accompanying her to medical and
other appointments, preparing and
joining her for occasional meals.
Possibility of increased hours and
responsibilities.
Please contact
Box 26535
DOMESTIC OVERSEAS
FABULOUS SEASONAL
opportunity to work in a beautiful
villa in the South of France as a
House Attendant. Working as part
of a professional team, you will
assist with cleaning, laundry and
some serving of this luxury holiday
home. Applicants must speak
excellent English, be free to start
asap and available for 4 months.
Generous salary of around EUROS
2600 a month, LIVE OUT. Closest
main city is Nice. Ideally you will
drive and have access to a car.
Really great role for candidates with
previous private household, luxury
chalet or 5 star hotel housekeeping
experience. (AGY)
Please contact
Box 26526
GENERAL
ELDERLY UNIVERSITY Graduate
seeks part-time stimulating
companion/assistant with car, for
short walks, occasional cultural
activity, lunch or light shopping.
Whiteley Village, Walton on
Thames. Please apply with CV.
Contact
Box 26510
LIVE-IN CARER - Filipino speaking
carer required full-time to work
alongside Filipino carer. Live in,
Ascot. PAYE or self-employed.
Immediate start. Tel. 07778 388597
CARER/COMPANION - Female
Wheelchair user, living in rural South
Shropshire, needs 24/7 care. Live-in
position to join rota. Experience in
the use hoists is essential. Personal
care. Meal preparation and cooking.
Starting salary �0 per day.
References, CV and DBS required.
Please contact
Box 26541
LIVE-IN CARER, COMPANION,
DRIVER, DORSET
Our client is a delightful lady aged
90+ living in Somerset and is
looking for some daily support,
shopping, driving and p/t
housekeeping. She is very social
and lives independently with
part-time care for bathing. You will
share the cooking. She enjoys a full
life; playing bridge, the theatre,
seeing her friends and her cat!
Accommodation: first floor of a
chalet bungalow. Salary: � �,000 (AGY)
Contact Box 26542
GENERAL
Resident Warden
An interesting and rewarding opportunity has become available at The National Benevolent Charity?s
residential estate in Old Windsor in Berkshire. The estate consists of 30 units of accommodation,
mostly let to older residents, with communal gardens.
The Resident Warden assists the charity?s residents and manages the day to day caretaking of the
estate. A strong empathy with the needs of older people is essential, and experience of social
services or estate management would be useful. He or she will be a self-starter, be calm and
resourceful, have excellent listening and communications skills and be able to deal with emergencies.
The number of hours required for the role will vary from week to week, but will average about 10.
In return, the charity offers a permanent position and wages of about �.00p per hour. In addition,
the resident warden has the benefit of a charge free service tenancy of a two bedroom apartment
with a small garden.
This post might suit someone who is partly retired, or a couple. It might be possible to extend the
employment to include some estate maintenance.
For further details contact Jane.Weaver@natben.org.uk
or telephone 01666 505500
For further information about The National Benevolent Charity
visit www.natben.org.uk
The National Benevolent Charity, Peter Herv� House,
Eccles Court, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8EH
Closing date for applications: Friday 11th August 2017
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COUNTRY PERSON - A Country
loving Person required for a large
Country House in East Northants.
Duties would include; Gardening,
Chauffeuring, Exercising Trained
Gun Dogs and Gun Loading, any
training requirements would be
given. Accommodation would be
provided and an Attractive salary
will be paid. A full UK Driving
licence is required plus satisfactory
references. Please apply with your
CV and full contact details to angus.
gunning@whitworthbros.ltd.uk
SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
LIVE-IN HOUSE PARENT, Full Time,
�,657 per annum (plus
accommodation). We are looking
for a caring, supportive house
parent to live in College
accommodation working with our
overseas students. The successful
candidate will enjoy working with
young people and supporting them
in their studies. The role requires
good housekeeping skills as the
role involves managing and
overseeing the student
accommodation. Closing date for
this role: Monday 17 July 2017
9.00am although the College will
close applications before if a
suitable candidate is secured.
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PART-TIME, Live-out Mother's Help,
London. A wonderful Nanny/
Housekeeper is required to care for
this young family who are moving to
Knightsbridge this summer. They will
be bringing their Italian Nanny and
require additional Housekeeping/
Mothers' Help plus weekends,
including travel to Milan. There are
three young children, 18 months, 4
and 6 years old. Part-time from
4-9pm plus some weekends.
Housekeeping duties will include
cooking and helping in the evening
with the children routine. The family
are looking for someone with energy
and initiative who can keep up with
the busy pace of their lives.
Accommodation is provided within
the home. Driving will not be
required. No pets. Start date summer
2017. Good salary for the right
candidate. (AGY.)
Contact
Box 26539
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SITUATIONS WANTED
MATURE CARER available. Very
experienced, live-in or live-out.
Excellent references.
Tel. 01322 278140,
Mobile 07580 821993
EXCELLENT COOK desperately
seeking food loving household,
part-time/full-time.
Tel. 07956 966178 evenings
RELIEF LIVE IN CARER Recommended, trained, mature,
compassionate, cooking, pet lover
can step in between regulars,
respite or when family away. Car
DBS insured.
Email: shelley@thefriendlyrobin.
co.uk Tel. 07742 071373
DECORATOR WITH DIY skills
requires live-in position as
caretaker/handyman.
Please
contact Box 26514
BRITISH EXPERIENCED mature
carer, live-in, excellent references,
DBS, driver.
Contact Tel. 07794 679345
CARING CARER, kind, happy,
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Alzheimer's/Stroke, driver.
Tel. 07435 090164
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RETIRED POLICE OFFICER,
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management in any country, short
or long-term.
Tel. 07580 364434
EXPERIENCED Live-in Carer.
Reliable and professional, excellent
references. DBS, short/long term
care. Tel. 07834 775895
MATURE ENGLISH Carer,
experienced live-in, kind, reliable.
Driver.
Contact Tel 07342 729215
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U K HOL I DAY PROPERTI E S
NAME: Glaneidon Cottage
DESCRIPTION: Peaceful, immaculate,
refurbished riverside cottage. Sleeps
2- 6. Spacious lounge, inglenook
fireplace (wood provided) Sky TV,
DVD, Large farmhouse kitchen, utility
room, wet room. Pets are welcome.
LOCATION: Snowdonia, Wales.
CONTACT: 07748283133
NAME: Rainsbury House
DESCRIPTION: Rainsbury House ,
offers a little piece of heaven set in 16
acres of hills and woodland in a
secluded corner of Exmoor on the edge
of Wimbleball Lake.
LOCATION: Exmoor, Devon
CONTACT: 01398 371595
www.rainsburyhouse.co.uk
NAME: Dorset Holiday Homes
DESCRIPTION: We are an
independent holiday homes lettings
agency based in Dorset and we are
delighted to showcase a range of self
catering holiday home properties to
rent.
LOCATION: Dorset
CONTACT: www.dorsetholidayhomes.
com
NAME: North Devon Farm Holidays
DESCRIPTION: Spend a few days
relaxing in one of our beautiful bed
and breakfast or self-catered farm
houses.
LOCATION: North Devon
CONTACT: www.north-devon-farmholidays.co.uk
NAME: Amazing Venues
DESCRIPTION: The Amazing Venues
Collection combines the very best in
hospitality with some of the most
breath-taking architecture in the
country providing you with the
perfect getaway.
LOCATION: UK
CONTACT: www.amazingvenues.co.
uk
NAME: Guernsey Selfcatering
DESCRIPTION: We offer family
holidays with heated swimming pools,
quiet romantic breaks or activity
holidays in town or country.
LOCATION: Guernsey
CONTACT: 01481 237491
selfcatering.gg
NAME: Cornwall Rocktowers
Penthouse Apartment
DESCRIPTION: situated high on the
cliffs of West Looe, with outstanding
views of picturesque seaside town of
Looe. This luxurious apartment
provides everything to create your
?memorable? holiday.
LOCATION: Cornwall
CONTACT: www.art2by.com
NAME: Woodcombe Lodges
DESCRIPTION: Woodcombe Lodges
and Cottages is a family business
providing top quality self catering
holiday accommodation Exmoor.
LOCATION: Devon
CONTACT: 01643 702789
www.woodcombelodges.co.uk
NAME: East Ruston Cottages
DESCRIPTION: East Ruston Cottages
offer a delightful selection of hand
picked properties in rural and
coastal Norfolk, all genuinely
welcoming dogs!
LOCATION: Norfolk
CONTACT: 01692 650083
NAME: Duddings Country Cottages
DESCRIPTION: We have a thatched
Longhouse and 12 attractive cottages
beautifully converted from old stone
barns and stables on small country
estate, 2 miles from the picturesque
village of Dunster.
LOCATION: Devon
CONTACT: 01643 841123
www.duddings.co.uk
NAME: Culdearn House
DESCRIPTION: small, privately owned
country house hotel in Grantown-onSpey, on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail,
and close to Aviemore.
LOCATION: Scotland
CONTACT: 01479 872106
www.culdearn.com
NAME: Penlan Coastal Cottages
DESCRIPTION: Based in Aberporth,
Ceredigion in West Wales, each cottage
is fully accredited by Visit Wales and
offers impressive 5 star facilities for the
whole family.
LOCATION: Wales
CONTACT: 01239 810442
NAME: Cottages In Bibury
DESCRIPTION: Bibury Holiday
Cottages are 4 star rated self catering
holiday accommodation set in the
heart of the outstandingly beautiful
village of Bibury on the river Coln
LOCATION: Cotswolds
CONTACT: 01285 740 314
www.biburyholidaycottages.com
NAME: White House Cottages
DESCRIPTION: Five characterful,
listed cottages nestled in tranquil
countryside just 5 miles from
Ledbury. Set on the Gloucestershire/
Herefordshire border.
LOCATION: Aylton, Herefordshire
CONTACT: 01531 670 349
www.whitehousecottages.co.uk
www.eastrustoncottages.co.uk
NAME: Vine Cottage
DESCRIPTION: Vine Cottage is a
comfortable two bedroomed 17th
century stone holiday cottage
accommodating four people. Just a
short walk to Hive beach on the
World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
LOCATION: Birdport, Dorset
CONTACT: 01308 898049
info@penlancoastalcottages.co.uk
NAME: Carbis Bay Holidays
DESCRIPTION: Carbis BayHolidays
has over 140 luxurious 4 & 5 star self
catering properties exclusively
located in St Ives Cornwall.
LOCATION: St Ives, Cornwall
CONTACT: www.carbisbayholidays.
co.uk
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NAME: Clonganny House
DESCRIPTION: A glorious Georgian
gem nestled in the heart of the beach
area of north Wexford. Minutes from
stunning seaside and beaches and
glorious countryside, yet less than an
hour from Dublin.
LOCATION: Wexford, Ireland
CONTACT: www.clonganny.com
NAME: Manzac D'en Bas
DESCRIPTION: 3 Exceptional G顃es
sleeping up to 4, 6 and 8 people
south of Toulouse. Lovely Garden
and Large Pool with Spectacular
Views of the Pyrenees.
LOCATION: Castex, France
CONTACT: www.manzac.com
NAME: Merlin Bay, StJames
DESCRIPTION: Space, privacy and
comfort Secret Garden is the ideal
choice for families or groups of
friends.
LOCATION: Merlin Bay, Barbados
CONTACT: 020 7821 6272
NAME: Estepona Apartment
DESCRIPTION: Magnificently
furnished & spacious holiday
apartment on exclusive resort with
private garden near Marbella, Costa
del Sol with 7 Pools.
LOCATION: Costa del Sol, Spain
CONTACT: 0039 0575 791249
www.apartmentsestepona.co.uk
NAME: Stunning Tuscan Villa
DESCRIPTION: A traditional
restored farmhouse with stunning
lake and hill views. Perfect for a
stress free, relaxing family holiday.
LOCATION: Anghiari, Italy
CONTACT: 07785 571292
www.holiday-villa-in-tuscany.com
NAME: Sealand Villas
DESCRIPTION: If you're looking for a
villa with sea views, villas in Majorca to
rent that are within walking distance to
the town or beach or a property in a
more rural setting, then you're sure to
find it with Sealand Villas.
LOCATION: Majorca, Spain
CONTACT: www.sealandvillas.com
NAME: La Croix Bardon
DESCRIPTION: We offer a self
catering cottage for up to 8 people, in
a tranquil and rural location, and have
tastefully renovated a traditional old
stone Charentaise style farmhouse
including the converted barn.
LOCATION: Genouill�, France
CONTACT: www.lacroixbardon.co.uk
NAME: Original Tuscan house
DESCRIPTION: Beautiful two bed
villa, garden, stunning views, shared
pool, tennis court. Original Tuscan
house within Chianti Classico wine
region and adjacent to vineyards.
LOCATION: Tuscany, Italy
CONTACT: 07867 384456
NAME: Villa in Monte Agudo
DESCRIPTION: Luxury Villa With
10m X 5m Pool In Private Landscaped
Grounds Of Around 1 Acre. Peaceful
Rural Location Yet 1km From The
Village Of Santo Estevao.
LOCATION: Portugal
CONTACT: 01386 247277
stephen.smith@homecall.co.uk
NAME: Luxury Hotel Barge Cruising
DESCRIPTION: Whether you fancy a
soak in the on deck spa-pool, a game
of boules on the bank or just to
watch the sunset with cocktail in
hand, a ?slow boat? European
Waterways hotel barge cruise offers
the ultimate in experiential travel.
LOCATION: France
CONTACT: www.gobarging.com
NAME: Indian Cooking League
DESCRIPTION:Indian Cooking
League aims to bring together the
many varieties of the Indian Cuisines
to your plate. We aim to impart the
idea of a diverse cuisine through our
cooking programmes.
LOCATION: India
CONTACT: 0208 1330907
www.indiancookingleague.com
NAME: Koh-Samui Island
DESCRIPTION: One bedroom
ground floor apartments available.
Long lets a speciality �0 per week.
15 minutes from Samui Airport. 700
meters from Maenam Beach.
Outdoor pool and fitness centre.
LOCATION: Koh-Samui, Thailand.
CONTACT: www.ko-samui-holidaylets.co.uk
NAME: Lough Bawn House
DESCRIPTION: Set in 200 acres of
stunning countryside Lough Bawn
offers a timeless escape. Overlooking
a beautiful lake.
LOCATION: Collinstown, Ireland
CONTACT: +353 449666186
www.loughbawnhouse.com
NAME: Vintage Travel
DESCRIPTION: Offering a personal
tailored service with a handpicked
range of properties ranging from
authentic, historic houses in rural areas
to contemporary homes close to
beaches.
LOCATION: Spain
CONTACT: www.vintagetravel.co.uk
NAME: Kennebunkport
DESCRIPTION: Pristine shingle
home on 4+ acres with beautiful
gardens, privacy, 800' from Atlantic
Ocean in the exclusive Cape Arundel
area.
LOCATION: Maine, USA
CONTACT: 001-207-967-8946
001-207-229-0674
NAME: Casa Do Ferreiro
DESCRIPTION: Luxury Villa with 10m
x 5m Pool in Private Landscaped
Grounds of around 1 Acre. Peaceful
Rural Location yet 1km from the
village of Santo Estevao.
LOCATION: Algarve, Portugal
CONTACT: 01386 561213
www.OwnersDirect.co.uk
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by placing the answers
to the clues in Box A. Each
letter of an answer in
Box A is readily transferred
into the corresponding
numbered space in Box B,
which, as you progress, will
become identifiable as a
quotation.
The initial letters of the
answers in Box A will
spell out the name of the
author, plus the book
from which the quotation
was taken. NB: Some of the
numbers in Grid B appear
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Play low from dummy on the heart lead. If South wins and
returns a heart, cash the ?A and play a diamond to the queen.
If diamonds are 3-2 or the ?J is a singleton, play a club to the
ace and run the diamonds. If a defender started with four or
five diamonds headed by the jack, lead a low club for a finesse
of the jack. If this wins, cash the ?K and the ?A, needing clubs
3-2 for your game.
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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD SOLUTION 7/7/17 (1580)
ACROSS
1 Repeated 5 Cancel
8 Sample 9 Controls
10 Selected 11 Awhile
12 Clusters 13 Tissue
15 Shades 18 Chemists
20 Engine 21 Opponent
23 Thirties 24 Origin
25 Screws 26 Shelters
DOWN
1 Rises 2 Expressed
3 Theatre 4 Decides
5 Contact 6 Cookies
7 Listeners 12 Cassettes
14 Scientist 16 Angrier
17 Species 18 Crosses
19 Explode 22 Tunes
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9 Criticising 10 Glance
12 Exact 15 South
16 Recess 19 Imaginative
20 Greasy 21 Races
DOWN
2 Local 3 Onion 5 Raised
6 Nuisance 7 Eighties 8 Linen
10 Guessing 11 Accurate
13 Theirs 14 Dread
17 China 18 Scene
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racket 3 Extra stripe on cuff 4 Another button added
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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD No. 1581 compiled by Eddie Waltham
ACROSS
1 Secures salaries for men on
board ship (6)
5 Gongs used as decorations? (6)
8 Kitchen device, to a certain
extent (5)
9 Quits position in two thousand
and seventeen! (4)
10 Stopped, it?s apprehended (8)
12 Sensory gut reaction to
children? (10)
14 Starts of long and cold evenings.
Fasten your shoes! (4)
15 Palaeontological items for old
fogeys? (7)
17 A hundred being tried out for
the event (7)
20 Form a close relationship with
James, perhaps? (4)
21 Gets together when brewing
Cooper?s tea (10)
23 I?d turned severe in this region (8)
26 A brave man in the Robin Hood
tradition (4)
27 Raise one?s spirits in the hotel at
eleven o?clock (5)
28 Cleans up in lotteries (6)
29 Leases out studio items (6)
DOWN
1 Security in cooking fat? Yes! (6)
2 Grins are a possible result of
1 Across (8)
3 Carol needs distilled gins! (4)
4 Glad to see elapsed version (7)
5 Cosmic rope trick with an
instrument (10)
6 Females composing odes (4)
7 Lumber with a seat! (6)
11 Flirt, a little coquette, a serious
flirt! (5)
13 The French climbing in parts,
making choices (10)
16 Smooths down deserts and
beaches (5)
18 People in a school. A Chester
establishment (8)
19 Fiddles for snooker players? (7)
20 Organic specimens with
trunks (6)
22 Word in the ship is: they are
sharp! (6)
24 Cladding part of informal hat (4)
25 Bargain event is a let-down in
parts (4)
NOTES
NOTES
SOLUTION NEXT WEEK
SOLUTION NEXT WEEK
BRIDGE by Gus Calderwood
FAVOURABLE LIE
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home his game on the deal below from
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cashed the king of hearts, played a heart to
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with the ace, crashing his partner?s king,
but this did not affect the outcome. West
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returned a heart. When declarer discarded
the queen of diamonds, West ruffed with
the nine of spades to hold him to 10 tricks.
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auction. Boye Brogeland, sitting West, chose
the seven of diamonds as his opening lead,
after which the contract could not be made.
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queen of hearts. Declarer won with the
ace, cashed the ace and king of clubs,
discarding diamonds from his hand, and
played a spade. East won with the king and
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SOLUTION ON PAGE 79
QUIZ SECTION
QUICK CROSSWORD No. 982 by Weald
ACROSS
1 Vital fluid (5)
4 Citrus fruit (6)
9 Knocking, finding
fault (11)
10 A quick look (6)
12 Precise (5)
15 Compass point (5)
16 Parliamentary break (6)
19 Mentally creative (11)
20 Slippery (6)
21 Speed contests (5)
DOWN
2 In the neighbourhood
(5)
3 Pungent vegetable (5)
5 Elevated (6)
6 Pest (8)
7 A decade (8)
8 Table napkins, etc. (5)
10 Estimating (8)
11 Precisely correct (8)
13 Belonging to them (6)
14 Awe, fear (5)
17 Asian country (5)
18 Vista, outlook (5)
SOLUTION ON PAGE 79
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so that each row, column and 3x3 block
contains the numbers 1 to 9.
SOLUTION NEXT WEEK
ANSWERS: BOOKS
AND THEATRE
PAGE 54 Jitterbug
Perfume by Tom Robbins
PAGE 59 The Winter?s Tale
by William Shakespeare
SUDOKU SOLUTION 7/7/17 (602)
THE LADY ARCHIVE
PHOTOGRAPHY
CREDIT
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INTERVIEW
?I have cows and
make cheese?
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
CAMERON
MACKINTOSH
?is a theatre producer who has produced more
musicals than anyone else in history, including the
three longest-running musicals of all time, Les
Mis閞ables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats.
He was knighted in 1996 for his services to British
theatre and he is the first British producer to be
elected to Broadway?s Theater Hall of Fame.
ridgeback called Brewen and a deliciously naughty
Irish soft-coated wheaten terrier called Buster.
What are you working on? Les Mis閞ables, The
Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins in several
countries, I?ve just opened Miss Saigon on an
international tour, I?m working on the film of Oliver!
and I?ve just cast Hamilton, which opens in London
soon. I?m rebuilding the Victoria Palace
Theatre, Five Guys Named Moe is opening in
London and I?m expanding my other company,
Music Theatre International. I do keep busy!
Favourite book? The book of my next musical.
Favourite film? For musicals, Cabaret and The
Sound of Music, and Spartacus as a dramatic film.
Favourite piece of music? Something from all the
composers I?ve been lucky enough to work
with, plus Gershwin and Berlin.
Favourite meal? Anything home-grown.
When are you at your happiest? When I?m
in the country. I have two farms and we have
cows and make cheese. I also love creating
a new musical with authors. Or being on
holiday and forgetting all about everything.
What is your earliest memory? I was about a year
old and I was in my pram ? the snow melting and
completely covering me, and punching my way
through it to find an ashen-faced mother drinking
brandy. I was meant to survive!
What do you dislike about yourself? I?ve got
a very active brain and I often cut out of the
conversation ? my mind goes to the solution,
which is not very pleasant when you?re having
a discussion with someone.
Who has been your greatest influence? Julian
Slade, the composer for Salad Days, was the one
who inspired me to become a producer.
What is your most treasured possession? I?m lucky
enough to own a 50-year-old Italian motor yacht,
which I have restored. She?s my pride and joy.
What trait do you most deplore in others? People
who make the same mistake twice.
Do you have any pets? We have a Rhodesian
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Cameron
Mackintosh loves
Les Mis閞ables,
The Sound of
Music, George
Gershwin and
his Rhodesian
ridgeback
What is the nastiest thing anyone has ever
said to you? A famous producer, before I did
Cats, made some very unkind comments and said I?d
never amount to anything. I thought, ?I hope I?m
never as nasty.? The advice I always give is, ?Be nice
to the ASM [assistant stage manager] on the way up,
you never know when it?s going to end.?
Do you believe in aliens? Sometimes, when I meet
people who just want to get rich out of the theatre
and think there is a formula.
What is your secret vice? A nice quiet night at
home with nothing planned.
Do you write thank-you notes? My handwriting
is appalling, but I do like, if I can, to write them.
Which phrase do you most overuse? ?I was led
to believe??
What single thing would improve the quality of
your life? More hours in the day to work and play.
Can you tell us one thing people might not know
about you? I?m a country boy who likes cooking and
architecture.
What would you like your epitaph to say? ?He
drove us mad, but it was worth it.?
u Cameron Mackintosh?s new production of Miss
Saigon is touring the UK: www.miss-saigon.com
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What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear was
that I wouldn?t be good enough at my job, but
I found out that I am pretty good at it, and I?m
unbelievably lucky to still be doing it now. I?m in
my eighth decade and working harder than ever.
Who would you most like to come to
dinner? Writers of my shows and my friends
who are nothing to do with the theatre.
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details
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LIVE OUT HOUSEKEEPER/PA.
and contact telephone number to:
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economical-car
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local runs. Mileage
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required for
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the- odd night in
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family home in East Dorset. Sole
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and
are away perhaps
5
Thursday.
Canterbury,
Kent. N/S.
charge at times, must be
weeks
per
annum.
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with alzheimers.
horses.
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welcome to apply
and dementia.
making
bed
and changing
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setting
with own sheets
quarters
but
not essential.
5 days
week,
provided
- bedroom
withper
lounge
etc.
Other help involved.
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in Cambridgeshire.
N/S. Driving
flexibility
over weekends.
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area/TV, ensuite
bathroom.
weekly
shop
ensuring
that
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657928
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leaving after
a
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stocks etc. lady
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decade.
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essential.
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area shared.
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transport
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dinner
and lunch
as
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carer
to fragile
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bed and
2 bath flat in
necessary.2Wages
negotiable.
parties.
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enjoy
cooking.
lady,
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owner.
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wonderful
surroundings with
lovely
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etc.
amount with
goodcharity
home openings
cooking and
views.
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CLEANER/HOUSEKEEPER
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after the house and dogs
usual laundry.
similar
role,
good
references
Wiltshire.
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term,
full-time,and
when
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required
immediately.
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CONTAINED
STUDIO
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apply
with CV to
Box 26530
separate
1 bedroomed
cottage.
Car
housekeeper
hasSW
to be
quite
in very desirable
London
owner, dog lover and references
flexible.
Please
apply
with
CV
to
location, offered rent free for
essential.
Tel. 01380 840214.
www.lady.co.uk
26528
absolutely flexible, reliableBox
support
Email: johns.conock@tiscali.co.uk
for professional couple, including
HANTS/WILTS BORDER.
overseeing main house during
Attractive one bedroomed cottage
COUPLE,
SURREY
owners absence, and light home,
for couple/person. One partner to
office/garden help by arrangment.
provide P/T gardening/caretaker
Ourprofessional
client requires
experienced and dedicated couple to join their new
Suits
or an
early
occasional dog sitting. Regret no
home in Surrey.
are soon to be married and have just purchased their
retirement
personThey
of independent
pets. Good references essential.
homehaving
so youstrong
will be the first members of staff through the door and vital to
means
Suit mature couple.
setting up their lives together.
communication skills,them
trustworthy,
Email: dandsgruzelier@gmail.com
You will be
service
and
dedicated and capable of adapting to daily and
discreet,
driver
anddriven
animal
lover.
LIVE-IN NANNY/AU PAIR required
weekly schedules.
One
part of the couple will drive the principal to and from
Checkable
references
essential.
in Merseyside, from August. Email:
his
office
in
London
daily
and
also
carry
out other ad hoc driving duties, this
Apply
Box 14598
ishbelwhitehead@doctors.org.uk
person should be used to driving large vehicles and also happy to maintain
them. Additionally this person will take care of all maintenance for the house
and grounds as a first responder
and REQUIRED
be able to liaise with contractors as and
COUPLE
when
The HOUSE
other half
of this
fabulous team
will take care of all the
FORneeded.
A MANOR
AND
GROUNDS
IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE
housekeeping and laundry duties as well as cooking healthy Asian style food,
ideally
as authentically
home client
cooked
as possible.
Accommodation
comprises
Responsible
for overseeing
care,
housekeeping
and maintenance
of
a flatcomplex
on the ground
floorsystems
of the house
its own
entrance.
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very separate
technical
to thewith
highest
standard.
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from
the restwill
of the
housean
asenthusiastic
this part of the
property
housesto
allthe
the
candidates
provide
and
flexiblealso
approach
laundry
areas
and
service
The
property
has been built
to a very
position
and
bethe
discreet
atkitchen.
all times.
First
class references
essential.
high spec and is large. This is a fantastic role for a couple who are proud of
their
careeraccommodation
in private serviceavailable
and whoon
wish
totogether
use their experience
help this
Excellent
site
with a goodtopackage
young family establish
themselves.
Salary:
�,000 - �,000 (AGY)
for the
successful
candidates.
Contact
Box14621
26508
Apply Box
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES, STAFF & CARE SERVICES
CHEF/HOUSEKEEPER
Needed by London based couple (adult
children having left home) who mainly live
in a brand new London apartment - also
with
30+ofhomes in Cornwall and Tobago - where
years gcooking responsibilities required as
only
carin
there is already housekeeping staff in situ.
Separate and comfortable accommodation
? Care ofprovided
the Elderly
& home.
Young Adults
at each
?Passion
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cooking essential - previous
in a private
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will be completed by
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in 1984
noon- afternoons free. Perhaps ideal for
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someone
studying/mature student; would
enquiries@caringcompanionsltd.com
also
suit someone interested in catering
career. Car provided.
Good salary offered- subject to experience.
01978 752800
Please send your application/CV to:
www.lady.co.uk
emma@9dukeofyork.com
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER or
couple for beautiful country house
in Rutland. Long term. All duties,
salary plus s/c accommodation.
N/S, no dependents or pets.
Email: cliffordestates@email.com
Tel. 07864 949400
EXPERIENCED HOUSEKEEPER
NANNY REQUIRED
Central London, family of four,
live-out. Duties to include general
?Your Mumlaundry,
is my cooking,
Mum?
housekeeping,
school runReliable
and babysitting.
Professional,
and Friendly
Occasional
travel
will be
service,
enabling
yourequired
toknowledge
remain in your
home.
and
ofown
computer/
Live-infor
Care,
Convalescence,
internet
light
admin work.
Respite, Companionship.
Experienced
Carers
Required.
For
more
us on
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areinformation
offering
a contact
long
term
position
a hard
working,
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293366
trustworthy,
cheerful and
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flexible
person with very high
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standards,
skills and
90% organisational
British Carers
cleanliness. Good English, a clean
driving licence, excellent references
and at least three years? work
experience essential.
Please email your CV
and photograph to
nikitee@hotmail.com
or call 07770 266 979
BUSY FAMILY in London W2 is
looking for an experienced
housekeeper for all laundry and
wardrobe maintenance. Duties
comprise of washing, folding, ironing,
organising wardrobe, taking fine
New, self-contained
delicates to the dry cleaner and shoe
accommodation provided.
polishing. Mending/sewing would be
5 1/2 days / week ? weekend and
a plus. 10-12 hours/week. Attention to
evening work, 4 weeks annual
detail is essential and good
holiday.
references required. Please email:
15 clevelandsquare@gmail.com or
Childcare duties to 4 children aged
call Sandra on 0786 797 5062
between 11yrs and 7yrs. Childcare
LIVE-IN
required
The Lady
has been placing
staffCARER
for more
thanfor elderly
experience
essential.
lady.
andname
basic English
Housekeeping
duties,
130 years
andcooking,
is known as
theDriving
leading
in
cooking essential. Shropshire.
cleaning, laundry, ironing
domestic recruitment.
Tel. 07944 775313
Full clean driving licence essential.
CARER/COMPANION
Must be flexible,
organised,
If you
need staff, look
no further than required to
assist with housekeeping duties and
trustworthy and experienced with
Lady Recruits.
a senior Lady with early stage of
high standards. ReferencesThe
essential.
dementia and son with a learning
difficulty. Bloxham, Oxfordshire.
To apply, please send your CV and
No personal care required but must
reference details to
be prepared to be compassionate
jen.howden@ocado.com
and loving. Second son is around
most of the time. Driver preferred.
For more information please call
Must be prepared to work 20 days
OCCASIONAL COOK needed for
020
9945
have 8 days off but can be
family in Ockham, Surrey. Able
to 3857and
flexible around this. References
cook dinner parties,
suppers
and
or email:
theladyrecruits@lady.co.uk
essential. Competitive
lunches. Required on weekends,
remuneration. Please email CV to:
rarely midweek. Send CV, photos &
bblakey@btinternet.com or call
references - RSVP
07979 962 268
houstonfelica@mac.com
EXPERIENCED LIVE-IN
HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED ?
LONDON N6
R E C RU I T I NG S I NC E 1 8 8 5
RECRUITS
LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER REQUIRED, STAFFORDSHIRE.
Would suit early retired couple, duties include general housekeeping,
cooking, laundry, cleaning, household maintenance, day to day
management, and gardening. Must love dogs, have previous experience
and have initiative. Lovely accommodation provided, must drive, no
children,
non-smokers
and references.
Recruiting
for
the households
of Britain
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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS
HOUSE MANAGEMENT COUPLE WORCESTER
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER / DRIVER / PA NEEDED
An experienced live-in house management couple is required for a large
family home south of Worcester.
Our clients, a professional working couple with a thirteen year old
daughter, require an accomplished couple to run their home. This is an all
and everything role that can be split in any way necessary, the duties will
include but are not limited to: gardening (35 acres to include wood
chopping/maintaining woods, strimming, topping fields) general outside
maintenance, car management, caring for one dog and some chickens,
school run twice a week (20 minutes from home), all housekeeping and
shopping for household supplies, and some light cooking for the family
with the occasional dinner party. Both members of the couple must drive, a
car will be provided.
Our clients are looking for a couple to join them long term, they have an
excellent track record of longevity with their previous staff. This is a
Monday to Friday live-in role with accommodation provided as a newly
decorated self-contained one bedroom flat with its own garden above the
garage adjacent to the main house. Salary: �,000, (AGY)
Cheerful, adaptable and experienced live-in housekeeper / driver / PA with
excellent organisational skills needed to help a successful lady, based in
Kingston, Surrey, returning from a hospital stay who needs help to resume
a normal life and who will also be moving locally over the next few months.
This is a busy and varied position involving cooking, shopping, driving,
general housekeeping and admin and generally assisting with a demanding
and hectic lifestyle. Lovely accommodation is provided for the successful
candidate, as well as use of a car for household duties. You must be a
non-smoker with a clean driving licence who is trustworthy and reliable and
be able to provide excellent references. I would love to hear from suitable
candidates who would enjoy a different and interesting job.
Contact Box 26509
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER,
(SHARED HOUSE),
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
We have a single Housekeeper role
with accommodation shared with
another Housekeeper. The
accommodation is large with two
sitting rooms for separate TV
viewing, if required. If you would
like to find out more and are an
excellent Housekeeper, we would
like to hear from you. Salary:
�-�,000, (AGY.)
Contact Box 26521
RESIDENTIAL HOUSEKEEPER
(male/female) seeking long term
employment required by couple country location near Lincoln. Must
be trustworthy, adaptable
(prepared to travel if required) variable part/full time work - by
negotiation and according to skills
and experience in household/home
maintenance. Own independent
spacious apartment with excellent
pay and conditions. Must have
current CRC, references, passport,
be an owner-driver, good culinary,
domestic and home maintenance
skills, be dog/child friendly and be a
non-smoker. Applications with CV
to
Box 26534
Unable to find that
suitable property or
service you require?
Then why not check
our new
'The Lady Directory'
at www.lady.co.uk
LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER, COOK,
CARER (SINGLE OR COUPLE)
HAMPSHIRE
We are looking for a good
all-rounder with housekeeping and
cooking skills as well as carer/
companion experience to support
an engaging couple. Management
of medicines and appointments,
driving, shopping for provisions
and, on occasions, to social events.
Rural setting. Hours: 6 days/week.
Accommodation: 3 bedroom
separate cottage so could be
accompanied by a partner. Must be
able to live in a rural setting. Salary:
�-�,000 (AGY)
Contact Box 26501
Please apply with CV to Box 26536
LIVE-OUT QUALIFIED NANNY,
London. This is a lovely position for
a newly qualified Nanny in the heart
of London. Our clients are seeking
an educated and committed Nanny
with good organisational skills to
support the family four days a
week, Tuesday to Friday. You would
be expected to carry out all normal
nanny duties, including meal
planning for the 19 month old girl.
The child is active and regularly
goes to classes in Hampstead and
Chelsea, swimming will be an
important part of her weekly
routine. Some flexibility will be
required as the family may also
request you accompany them,
occasionally, to their home in
Cambridgeshire. Hours will be
approximately 8.00am to 7.00pm.
Excellent Salary. September Start.
(AGY.)
Contact
Box 26531
LIVE-IN CARER, COMPANION,
COOK HAMPSHIRE (COUPLE OR
SINGLE)
A genteel couple in Hampshire is
looking for a Carer to help them
with their daily routine. You must be
a good cook because they like their
food. You will help with their
medicines as well and enjoy
conversation and discussion.
Personal care will increase gradually
but is minimal currently.
Accommodation: separate 3-bed
cottage with room for a partner.
Hours: 6 days/week with 24 hours
break. Salary: �-�,000.
Contact Box 26424
COUPLE, WILTSHIRE
LIVE-IN GROUNDSPERSON, CAR
VALET, DRIVER,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
We are looking for a fit and active
Groundsperson/Gardener who
would be able to keep a collection of
classic cars in mint condition. 
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