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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 12 18 22 26 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 6 8 10 17 25 25 28 30 32 32 34 37 37 38 40 41 Menopause Special 63 67 The Invisible Symptoms Notice the effects and get help The Lady Loves? Menopause-friendly products Next week: Charity fundraising 34 30 46 42 45 46 49 51 51 53 54 58 60 77 78 80 81 82 Food Pasta 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 BRITAIN?S TOUGHEST PUZZLE The Ladygram Spot the Difference Cryptic Crossword and Bridge Quick Crossword and Sudoku First Impressions With theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh 26 Win A limited edition Aston Martin, worth �5,000. Dame Judi Dench launches the raffle. Page 21 12 Classified Holiday lets, positions vacant and much more. From page 68 F R EE GIFT Subscriptions Subscribe to The Lady and receive a chic insulated lunch bag. Page 52 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Contents Jul14 v2.indd 3 3 10/07/2017 18:22 Luxury, British-made Riser Recliners any second item LDY14/07/17 When you buy from us, you deal direct with factory. That means you get unbeatable quality, service and valuewhy pay more? For a brochure call free on 0800 988 2898 or visit: www.reclinerfactory.com Half price applies to second items only. Second item must be purchased at the same time. Optional extras charged as per retail price list. Offer ends 31/08/17. 4 THE LADY 5 MAY 2017 01ROPLeftPage.indt 4 07/07/2017 17:01 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 39-40 BEDFORD STREET LONDON WC2E 9ER others that have entered the culture. 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An As ton MAr tIn, A Lu XurY Hote L stAY AnD Mor 14 JUL Y 2017 SILV ER is the WEEKL Y N EW BLON DE HELE N MIR leads the wa REN y The Ba who beker Hitler at �50 COVER: GETTY Aust en Pow er Jane?s s literar legacy y 9 7700 23 FC Jul14 v3.indd deserves the highest praise. History doesn?t relate whether Mr Darcy would have loved Elizabeth Bennet had she decided to follow the current trend and chosen to have silver hair, but if the kind of attention Helen Mirren gets is anything to ?From young stars to older models, silver is now the new blonde and it looks amazing? go by, I think he would. From young stars to older models, silver is now the new blonde and it looks amazing. The other thing that looks amazing are the waterside homes in our On the Market 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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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. 8 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. THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Briefing 14 Jul v2.indd 8 10/07/2017 18:48 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 REX: GETTY; iSTOCK; NSL BIRMINGHAM 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. 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Briefing 14 Jul v2.indd 9 9 10/07/2017 18:49 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. 10 LETTER OF THE WEEK The writer of our letter of the week wins a set of stylish traditional baking scales from Judge Cookware. The good-looking retro design has a large easy-to-read dial and a generous removable bowl, as well as metric and imperial readouts. For more details: 0117 940 0000 or www. judgecookware.co.uk 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? THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Letters Jul14 v2.indd 10 10/07/2017 18:27 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 THE LADY reserves the right to edit letters as necessary. Please provide your full name, address and telephone number or email. 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 The writer of The Lady & I wins a beautiful copper corkscrew from Stellar Cookware. Perfect for the summer party season, the ergonomic design is redolent of the Victorian kitchen, but the copper will not tarnish and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. For more details ring 0117-940 0000 or email customerservice@ horwood.co.uk. Send your stories, of 350 words, to our Bedford Street address (above), marked The Lady & I. 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Letters Jul14 v2.indd 11 11 10/07/2017 18:28 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 12 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 FEATURE LIFE AND TIMES u Jane Austen was born on 16 GETTY; JANE AUSTEN?S HOUSE MUSEUM 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 2017 THE LADY 13 A N N O U N C E M E N T Own the Brand New 2017 Jane Austen �Available now in superior Collector Quality Your coin will arrive protec?vely encapsulated and Cer??ed as superior Brilliant Uncirculated quality T his brand new 2017 �coin has been issued to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of one of England?s best-loved novelists, Jane Austen. Her words were revolu?onary and from her ?rst novel, ?Sense and Sensibility?, readers began a love affair with her fiction that has lasted two centuries. The beau?ful design depicts Jane Austen?s portrait in cameo and with its regency era stripes in the background, the be??ng design is sure to make it highly sought a?er, not just by coin collectors but avid Jane Austen fans na?onwide. Today you can secure this superior Brilliant Uncirculated edition of the coin. 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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 ISTOCK; JANE AUSTEN?S HOUSE MUSEUM 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 PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT 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. 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 15 Life can be full of ups and downs! Getting up and down stairs could well become a challenge at some point in the future. But what to do? You could downsize to a bungalow or flat with all the upheaval involved. Or install an old-fashioned stairlift highlighting your difficulties. Or maybe you?ll build an expensive extension, moving bedroom and bathroom downstairs. However, instead of downsizing, extending or installing a stairlift, smart homeowners choose to own a Stiltz Home Lift. A home lift is the most direct - and discreet - solution to moving between floors. 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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. 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY JaneGreen_Jul14 v2.indd 17 17 10/07/2017 15:21 FEATURE SILVER is the new blonde Sam Taylor discovers that giving up colour is all part of a chic revolution 18 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 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.? ? PRESS ASSOCIATION; GETTY; REX; FLYNET T � 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 SLUG HERE Above: The lighter tones in silver hair flatter the face and help you look younger. Below, left to right: Amazing greys Helen Mirren, Cara Delevingne and Jamie Lee Curtis. Opposite: Supermodel Daphne Selfe, who is 89, is the perfect example of how stunning silver can be PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 19 The Lady Recruits is here to help If you are recruiting for staff The Lady?s in-house recruitment agency, The Lady Recruits, will save you time and effort. Our experienced team will work with you to precisely determine your needs and send you carefully-screened applicants to match your requirements. 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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. For just � a ticket, anyone can buy themselves the chance to win a limited edition car, worth �5,000, with all money raised going to supporting more than 60,000 current and former members of the RAF and their families in their time of need. Aston Martin Cambridge has RAF men and women on Whitehall commissioned just 10 Vanquish S Red Arrows cars as a unique tribute to the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, with one being kindly donated to the R AF Benevolent Fund. Celebrating two of the most iconic marques in British history and engineering, the car marries the exceptional craftsmanship and 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 features that echo the Red Arrows themselves, including a white ?flash? on the sides. Dame Judi Dench said: ?I?m a huge fan of what the RAF Benevolent Fund does to provide vital help to past and present members of the RAF and their families. When they asked me to support this raffle, I just couldn?t say no. The lucky winner of this Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows prize will certainly have a A Dame good prize! licence to thrill. I?ll definitely be buying a raffle ticket or two...? Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, chief executive of the RAF Benevolent Fund, added: ?This is one of the most exclusive Aston Martin cars ever built ? a once-in-a-lifetime prize.? The sale of just one raffle ticket will provide a veteran two hot meals and company at one of the popular RAF Benevolent Fund lunch clubs or contribute to sending a former veteran on a course to support them as they return to civilian life. ? HOW TO ENTER Tickets can be bought, for just �, directly from the RAF Benevolent Fund website (www.rafbf.org/astonmartin), at air shows and events or by phone on 020-7580 8343. The raffle is open until 1 December 2017 with the prize draw taking place on 8 December 2017, subject to T&Cs. The ticket limit is set at �0, or 10 tickets, and you must be over the age of 16 to enter the lottery. If the winner wants to sell within the first 12 months of taking ownership, they are required to sell back to the dealership, Aston Martin Cambridge. For full T&Cs, see www.rafbf.org/red10/raffle-faqs 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 21 SLUG HERE 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 22 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 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Baker Jul14 v3.indd 22 10/07/2017 15:02 FEATURE Rationing queues in south-east London. Inset: A ration book SCIENCE & SOCIETY PICTURE LIBRARY; GODFREY ARDENT STUDIO/ROYAL SOCIETY 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.? ? 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Baker Jul14 v3.indd 23 23 10/07/2017 15:03 PAIP5011 The Lady Ad.qxp_Layout 1 06/07/2017 12:05 Page 1 Sssh! I?ve got my invisible hearing aids. Have you? AT LAST. The hearing aid that thousands have wanted is now available. 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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 iSTOCK 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.? ? 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY HerHim_Indoors_Jul14 v3.indd 25 25 10/07/2017 14:35 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 26 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 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Haggle Jul14 v2.indd 26 10/07/2017 14:32 FEATURE 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. ? 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Haggle Jul14 v2.indd 27 27 10/07/2017 14:32 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? 28 Please send your questions to thomas. firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him at The Lady, 39-40 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ER 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. THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 ModernManners Jul14 v2.indd 28 10/07/2017 18:33 Posture bra 14 The Lady GLA728 210x297 June 2017_Layout 1 28/06/2017 13:09 Page 1 Perfect Posture Bra The most comfortable bra you?ve ever worn ? OR YOUR MONEY BACK! Front fastening 34? to 52? in B ? E cups ? Sit straighter ? Stand taller ? Look and feel better Only �99! Colours: white and black Only �99! Save �? buy any 2 for �.98 Save � ? buy any 3 for �.97 Product information: 85% nylon, 15% elastane. Sizes: 34? to 52? in B?E cups. 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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 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 31 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 u See you next week Instagram@missdarcybustle iSTOCK SOCIAL MEDEA 32 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 DarcysDiary Jun14 v2.indd 32 10/07/2017 15:50 DMnt_TheLady_1407_RHC.qxp 03/07/2017 18:09 Page 1 I n 1901, Richard Steiff was sketching animals at the zoo. When he saw the amazing Grizzly Bear, he knew it was the perfect animal for his aunt?s toy-making business. A year later, the teddy bear was born! Now, Steiff have made a tribute to this pioneer bear. And to make him even more special, he has a genuine German coin around his neck ? minted in This 1902 coin features 1902 ? the same the German crowned year that very ?rst Imperial Eagle bear appeared! A piece of history He is crafted with all the character of his famous ancestor? a carefully hand-stitched nose? cute boot-button eyes? ?ve-way jointed... and chestnut-brown mohair fur. The rose-gold plated coin holder around his neck opens easily, allowing you access to the historic coin contained inside. 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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 34 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 House Jul14 v2.indd 34 10/07/2017 16:21 HOUSE A waterfront site in the Dominican Republic DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN Malibu, California Left: Miami, Florida 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY House Jul14 v2.indd 35 35 10/07/2017 16:21 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 36 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 email@example.com THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 House Jul14 v2.indd 36 10/07/2017 16:22 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Antiques-Stars Jul14 v1.indd 37 37 07/07/2017 18:19 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 38 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Gardens Jul14 v3.indd 38 10/07/2017 14:56 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 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Gardens Jul14 v3.indd 39 39 10/07/2017 14:58 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 40 iSTOCK not simple? THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 HimOnTheFarm_Jul14 v2.indd 40 10/07/2017 14:27 COLUMN MAN VERSUS CAT Paul Spike worries that a David Attenborough documentary has given Artie ideas S � R E C RU I T I NG S I NC E 1 8 8 5 Searching for staff can be like hunting for a needle in a haystack? unnecessarily complicated! Let The Lady?s recruitment team, The Lady Recruits, simplify your search. Offering a professional and efficient approach, we are here to help you find the perfect candidate to fill your vacancy. Whether you are looking for part-time, full-time, live-in or live-out, domestic or estate staff, we provide a recruitment service perfectly tailored to your needs. To discuss how we may help, please ring 0203 857 9945 PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT The Lady Recruits taking the needle out of recruitment. � PAUL SPIKE. ILLUSTRATION: EMMA HOWCUTT to speak to one of our experienced Consultants or email email@example.com 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. 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY ManVsCat Jul14 v3.indd 41 41 10/07/2017 16:57 PASTA perfection Laura Santtini shares delicious pasta recipes, from authentic Italian classics to modern healthy alternatives Pangrattato and sardine (shown with spaghettini) 42 L � 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. w Pasta la vista! ? u Laura Santtini?s Pasta Secrets is published by Ryland Peters & Small, priced �.99. THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Food Jul14 v2.indd 42 10/07/2017 15:08 FOOD Broccoli and chilli (shown with black bean rigatoncini) 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Food Jul14 v2.indd 43 43 10/07/2017 15:10 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 44 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. PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRISTOPHER SCHOLEY 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. THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Food Jul14 v2.indd 44 10/07/2017 15:11 WEEKLY COLLECTOR?S SERIES 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 Until next week? 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Archive recipe Jul14 v2.indd 45 45 10/07/2017 14:52 Parliament Buildings, Victoria THE GLOBETROTTER British COLUMBIA Afternoon tea is taken, HM The Queen is still head of state and it boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery. By James Crawford-Smith British Columbia The westernmost province of Canada boasts some of the most spectacular natural sites in the entire country. There are majestic mountains, vast expanses of wilderness, waterfalls, valleys, forests and rugged coastline to enjoy. At the westernmost edge stands Vancouver Island, serving as an outpost of further natural wonder, a mere stone?s throw from the cosmopolitan city of Vancouver. 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THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 01ROPLeftPage.indt 50 07/07/2017 17:26 ADVICE COLUMNS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 T iSTOCK he huge an appointment, or it?s an effort to amount of get to your GP surgery, there are onknowledge that is 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. 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All subscriptions are subject to our terms and conditions; full details are available on request. * FREE GIFT AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 100 SUBSCRIBERS, WHILE STOCKS LAST 52 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 SubSingle Jul14 v2.indd 52 07/07/2017 18:16 Film 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. 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Film Jul14 v2.indd 53 53 10/07/2017 16:05 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 54 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 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Summer Books Jul14 v3.indd 54 10/07/2017 16:29 BOOKS FILM T H E AT R E RADIO A RT TELEVISION MUSIC NON-FICTION 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 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Summer Books Jul14 v3.indd 55 55 10/07/2017 16:30 BOOKS FILM 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 56 RADIO 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. A RT TELEVISION 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. THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Summer Books Jul14 v3.indd 56 10/07/2017 16:32 SUBSCRIPTIONS DIGITAL EDITION for readers on the move! In today?s busy world, don?t miss out on The Lady magazine covering news, travel, cookery, fashion, health and gardening every week. Now available in a digital format that is compatible with your computer, iPads, iPhones and Android devices for your easy and convenient reading. Online subscription You can read The Lady in full on your computer by taking out an online subscription. A year?s online subscription costs �.99. Alternatively, we offer a three-month recurring subscription for just �.99. DON?T MISS OUT! iPad Read The Lady wherever you are! Pay just �99 for 7 days or �.99 for a year. SUBSCRIBE TODAY ONLINE for only �.99 for an annual subscription at https://shop.exacteditions.com/the-lady 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY SubsAd Digital Jul14 v1.indd 57 57 07/07/2017 18:14 BOOKS FILM T H E AT R E RADIO Musical 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 58 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 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 Theatre_Musical Jul14 v1.indd 58 07/07/2017 18:18 A RT TELEVISION MUSIC Theatre 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 page 81 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 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Theatre_Musical Jul14 v1.indd 59 59 07/07/2017 18:18 BOOKS FILM T H E AT R E RADIO A RT TELEVISION 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Radio ROCK ?N? 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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 w 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY Special Menopause Jul14v2.indd 63 63 10/07/2017 16:37 MENOPAUSE SPECIAL ?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.? 64 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. 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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com essential. Competitive lunches. Required on weekends, remuneration. Please email CV to: rarely midweek. Send CV, photos & firstname.lastname@example.org or call references - RSVP 07979 962 268 email@example.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 THE LADY and thePlease world forBox over 125 years apply 14611 SEE MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ONLINE see more advertisements on line at www.lady.co.uk 020 WWW.LADY.CO.UK 7379 4717 ? firstname.lastname@example.org SEE MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ONLINE WWW.LADY.CO.UK 14July_Classifieds.indd 17 ay_Classifieds.indd7177 71 77 10/07/2017 18:13 12/0 /2011 1 :44 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. 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 Contact Box 26527 72 14July_Classifieds.indd 72 HOUSEKEEPER, SURREY CLASSIFIED ENQUIRIES 020 7379 4717 CLASSIFIED.ADS@LADY.CO.UK 10/07/2017 18:14 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 The Lady, on-sale in all good Newsagents every Friday SCHOOLS & COLLEGES 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. email@example.com 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. Further details of all vacancies and application forms can be found on our website www.bexhillcollege. ac.uk or telephone reception on 01424 214545. Please note CVs will not be accepted. Penland Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN40 2JG SEE MORE ADVERTISEMENTS ONLINE see more advertisements on line at www.lady.co.uk 020 WWW.LADY.CO.UK 7379 4717 ? firstname.lastname@example.org 14July_Classifieds.indd 73 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS 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 73 10/07/2017 18:17 CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS 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, mature, excellent references, Alzheimer's/Stroke, driver. Tel. 07435 090164 11 YEARS' PROFESSIONAL CARING EXPERIENCE. Alzheimers/Dementia/Parkinson's. Available for part time/rota work in West Sussex, excellent references. Tel. Bridget 07795 462547 PRIVATE LIVE-IN Carer, 3 years' experience, certificate in moving and handling. DBS and Fish insurance. Tel. 07477 546970 RETIRED POLICE OFFICER, married, honest, reliable, available for house sitting, property 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 THE LADY Simply the best place to get the best staff! TO REPLY TO BOX NUMBERS Please send your CV, covering letter and any references By post to: Box ............. ?The Lady? issue date............. 39-40 Bedford St LONDON WC2E 9ER Or apply online at: www.jobs.lady.co.uk (Enter box number into ?Search? box on the page). For more information telephone: The Lady on 020 7379 4717 If posting please do not send originals by post clearly stating the box number for which this is intended on the outside of the envelope. Applications to more than one box number should be sent separately. u u Please be aware that we do not forward trade communications nor circulars and reserve the right to open or not to forward any reply. Replies will be forwarded to the advertiser on the day (or next working day) of their receipt at The Lady. CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT ORDER FORM PLEASE PRINT YOUR WORDING CLEARLY IN THE BOXES BELOW AND FORWARD YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AND REMITTANCE TO: CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT DEPT, ?The Lady?, 39-40 BEDFORD STREET, London WC2E 9ER Name: Insertion preferred in issue dated Address Under the classified heading postcode Telephone 020 7379 4717 for Classified rates 74 14July_Classifieds.indd 74 CLASSIFIED ENQUIRIES 020 7379 4717 CLASSIFIED.ADS@LADY.CO.UK 10/07/2017 18:18 THE LADY DIRECTORY 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 email@example.com 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 To place your at Directory listing please 020 go to directory.lady.co.uk see more advertisements on line www.lady.co.uk 7379 4717 ? firstname.lastname@example.org Directory 2PageSpread Aug16.indd 75 75 10/07/2017 17:51 The Directory is a leading online source of properties available to let; all to a standard you would expect from The Lady Magazine. Here is a selection of our listings, to see more visit directory.lady.co.uk OV ER SE A S HOL I DAY PROPERT I E S 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 email@example.com 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. 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Function of central heating, possibly (5-7) 45 99 61 163 30 85 177 15 108 63 126 127 7. Cockney?s abrasive seaside bird! (9) 166 9 131 12 128 92 56 148 39 8. Spelt TERSER incorrectly in a type of printing (11) 84 146 76 167 46 151 154 70 120 16 155 9. Anglo-French submarine company (10) 170 109 159 58 139 165 47 123 48 110 10. Sack the staff! They can go to blazes! (7) 67 179 2 122 141 34 112 11. Entreat oaf? No! Order this typically English function! (9,3) 162 98 121 54 147 93 140 55 62 73 136 12. In these times any woad?s applied (8) 36 28 44 142 22 129 43 114 13. Attends rude display which is played down (11) 5 93 37 96 59 101 106 83 178 69 72 14. Ineffective advice to the profligate (7) 102 77 79 29 14 105 82 15 Dark horses? In your dreams! (10) 181 125 173 8 178 108 111 137 158 88 16. Farm worker. Some might say he?s not at all brave (7) 103 28 161 95 170 51 42 17. Loads of physical punishments! (8) 29 115 6 157 125 181 94 90 18. Sort hawker out in these defensive areas (10) 175 35 119 10 144 80 180 97 91 26 19. Sh! Seed rep?s upset the farm worker! (11) 3 152 69 149 13 170 4 117 34 23 166 20. Capitals or otherwise, no matter what the lawsuit! (2,6,4) 130 62 160 21 178 17 160 59 143 86 163 21. Royal family lacking weight as a maritime aid (10) 110 32 174 53 10 145 66 165 77 14 22. Hay hereto used to be a maritime term (4,5) 40 78 99 43 113 74 18 159 69 23. New hay?s tossed. Enough yet? (3,4) 132 89 87 31 95 30 47 The LADYGRAM is solved 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 more than once in Grid A. B 75 11 A NOTES SOLUTION NEXT WEEK 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 77 WIN a Jane Austen break ... For fans of the novelist, a luxury hotel stay and free access to Bath?s museums I f you love Jane Austen, how about spending time in her beloved Bath, where her parents were married in the Church of St Swithin and she and her family lived for a short period? One reader can win a night?s stay at Bailbrook House hotel (www.handpickedhotels. co.uk/bailbrookhouse) in the executive Jane Austen bedroom. Spend the night in a cherry wood four-poster bed with a canopy, in your room that has a private entrance. The winner will also get to enjoy a glass of champagne with their dinner, a full English breakfast the next morning and a copy of Jane Austen?s Northanger Abbey to take home . The prize will also include a pass for access to The Jane Austen Centre Historic Bath. Top right: The prize room. Below right: The Jane Austen Centre and No 1 Royal Crescent, as well as other museums in Bath. 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SPOT THE DIFFERENCE There are five differences between the two images below ? see if you can spot them 78 THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 SOLUTION NEXT WEEK QUIZ SECTION YOUR NOTES Space for your workings and doodles, with compliments from R E C RU I T I NG S I NC E 1 8 8 5 RECRUITS DELIVERING THE BEST IN DOMESTIC RECRUITMENT 020-7379 4717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org BRIDGE SOLUTION FROM PAGE 80 SPOT THE DIFFERENCE SOLUTION 7/7/17 LAST WEEK?S DIFFERENCES ARE SHOWN CIRCLED BELOW 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. 2 1 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 3 4 5 QUICK CROSSWORD SOLUTION FROM PAGE 81 THE LADY ARCHIVE ACROSS 1 Blood 4 Orange 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 DIFFERENCES: 1 Eyebrow missing 2 Part of string missing from tennis racket 3 Extra stripe on cuff 4 Another button added 5 Tie is longer at front 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 79 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 Richard Schwartz found a way to bring home his game on the deal below from the final of the Vanderbilt Teams at the 2017 American Spring Nationals. Dealer South. Both sides vulnerable ?532 ?A5 ? 9532 ? A K 10 2 ? A9 ? 72 ? KJ74 ?Q J 9 8 7 N W E S ? K ? Q J 10 8 6 4 3 ? A ? 6543 ? Q J 10 8 7 6 4 ?K9 ? Q 10 8 6 ?? SOUTH 3? 80 WEST Pass NORTH 4? THE LADY 14 JULY 2017 EAST All Pass Opening lead: ?Q With Richard Schwartz and Daniel Korbel sitting South and North respectively for the Schwartz team, the bidding went as shown. South opened with a pre-emptive bid of Three Spades and North raised to Four Spades. Schwartz took the queen of clubs opening lead with the ace, discarding a diamond from his hand, cashed the king of clubs for a second diamond discard, and ruffed a club. When the jack of clubs did not appear, Schwartz saw that there was still a chance of making his game if he found a very favourable lie of the opponents? cards. He cashed the king of hearts, played a heart to the ace, ruffed dummy?s last club, and played the jack of spades from his hand. If West plays low on the jack of spades, East wins with the king and cashes the ace of diamonds, but then has to lead a heart, enabling declarer to discard the remaining diamond from his hand and ruff in dummy. He then concedes a trick to the ace of spades and claims his game. At the table, West took the jack of spades with the ace, crashing his partner?s king, but this did not affect the outcome. West played a diamond to East?s ace and East returned a heart. When declarer discarded the queen of diamonds, West ruffed with the nine of spades to hold him to 10 tricks. At the other table, South opened the bidding with Four Spades, ending the auction. Boye Brogeland, sitting West, chose the seven of diamonds as his opening lead, after which the contract could not be made. East won with the ace and returned the 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 West later scored tricks with the ace of spades and the king of diamonds to defeat the game for a swing of 12 imps to the Schwartz team. THIS WEEK?S PROBLEM WEST ? Q84 ?J62 ? Q5 ?K7532 EAST ? J2 ?A3 ? A K 10 6 4 3 ?AJ6 West plays in 3NT and North leads the ?5. Plan the play. 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 THE LADYGRAM SOLUTION 7/7/17 A F E H D G E O R E W G O N A F A S T H H O S I J R D L O D A H A I F S T E K M L R S N E D S F H H A O E T E E D M C C I E H L F L H V C S A O A N W A O H 1. J EWELS 2. R EFRESH 3. R USHED 4. T REES 5. O ATH OF OFFICE 6. L UKEWARM 7. K INGS 8. I NHABITED 9. E LVES 10. N AFF 11. T HE SHADOW 12. H ARDWOOD 13. E NCHANTMENT K A E R P I N U T A T U I O T N E I A V S H S R S S R W T T E R E E E F E O P K A H F S W R A D I D F E N S E R A H T N A L B T E E D N I M O E D R L E H R W O H E O M D F K E I E S O N E N N H T A N D N W 14. S HAH 15. I NTAKE 16. L OOSER 17. M EN 18. A FTER A FASHION 19. R INGS 20. I MPACT 21. L EFT?HANDED 22. L OOK AHEAD 23. I NWARDS 24. O VER THE ODDS 25. N EPHEW JRR TOLKIEN The Silmarillion NOTES SUDOKU NO 603 HARD Fill the grid with the numbers 1 to 9 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 14 JULY 2017 THE LADY 81 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 82 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 iSTOCK 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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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 We areinformation offering a contact long term position a hard working, Tel ?to 01684 293366 trustworthy, cheerful and Email ? firstname.lastname@example.org flexible person with very high www.vanguardcare.co.uk 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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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.