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It sounded perfect – a holiday in the beautiful wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. But then Nora discovers that this is one landscape that cannot be tamed... The sky was the biggest she had ever seen. They said the skies of Suffolk were big and the...
Book reviews: 20 April
OUT NOW DISTRICT NURSE Patricia Jordan (Orion, £6.99), 224pp The BBC One series Call The Midwife became the most popular drama since 2001. Like Jennifer Worth, on whose memoirs Call The Midwife was based, Patricia Jordan was a midwife in the 1950s. She...
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These Are The Ages Kids Are Expected To Start Doing Things
A survey of 2,000 mums and dads found they have a very clear idea of when their children should have achieved, or be allowed to do, particular things. Parents also believe the kids should be allowed pocket money at nine, start putting their own clothes...
These Are the top 30 Signs You've Bagged Yourself a True Friend
A poll of 2,000 adults has revealed the top 30 indicators of a best friend, including always keeping secrets, never gossiping behind your back and being able to talk about intimate things openly. Knowing they are on the end of the phone around the...
Research Reveals the Top 50 Time-Wasters in Modern Life
Cold callers, self-service checkouts and hand-wash only clothes are among life's biggest wastes of time, according to a new survey. Caffeine-free tea and coffee, automated telephone systems, soap operas and TV ads also feature in the top 50 list....
Our Top 20 Prized Possessions – As Voted For By Men and Women
Baby clothes, parent's wedding rings, and children's artwork are amongst a woman's most prized household possessions a survey has revealed. Men on the other hand declared their vinyl collection, smartphone and computer as some of their most treasured...
Here’s Why You Should Call Your Grandparents
Social Isolation and Loneliness amongst the elderly are problems that are far too common and have serious implications. The fact that 2 out of 5 older people in the UK (4 million people) report the television as their main, if not only, form of...
Not-so peace and quiet
It's a common scenario. Our waking hours are bombarded with everything from constant mobile phone update 'pings' and barking dogs to neighbours' leaf-blowers and offspring listening to heavy metal. The home is no refuge – in fact it's the source of...
Coffee scrub: Worth the purchase?
These days, I can't go down my Instagram feed or 'explore' page without seeing a teatox plan, a bulky protein power pack, or indeed, a coffee scrub. 'Instagram famous' women are always claiming these scrubs have rejeuvanted their skin, rid them of...
Texting Frustrations
The rower has been training in Portland, Oregon for the entire summer. Before he left, I made him swear to phone his mother three times a week, and answer my texts. not daily, I said, when I noticed the anxiety in his eyes, but mostly. I had to be...
The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 2 September
Dear Thomas, One of your correspondents recently described her inability to find a suitable present for her gentleman friend that he might like and want to use (Modern Manners, 22 July issue). This sentiment chimes entirely with my own unsuccessful...
Lady Loves: August 2016
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Book reviews: 8 April
OUT NOW A MAN OF GENIUS by Janet Todd (Bitter Lemon Press, £16.99; offer price, £14.99) Todd’s academic expertise on women writers and the Romantic period serves her well in this gripping, original historical novel with abundant thrills, spills and...
Book Review: 19 February
OUT NOW MIDNIGHT IN BERLIN by James MacManus (Gerald Duckworth & Co, £16.99; offer price, £14.99) Berlin on the threshold of the Second World War: the music from the cabaret is fading as the Nazis tighten their hold and Hitler prepares for conquest....
Book Review: 29 January
OUT NOW Alive, Alive, Oh ! And Other Things That Matter by Diana Athill (Granta Books, £12.99; offer price, £11.69) When 98-year-old Diana Athill can’t sleep, she thinks about her past lovers and the happiest times of her colourful life. Her new...
The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 27 November
Dear Thomas, I’m rather dreading going by train to visit my relations this Christmas. What if I encounter a bad case of ‘manspreading’, as I believe it is called? Or some other undesirable behaviour? The trains tend to be terribly crowded all the time...
The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 8 May
Dear Thomas, For the last two years a group of us have played bridge twice a week at a community centre. Six weeks ago one of our number became unwell. Sadly, our friend died in hospital. We received a friendly card from his daughter, whom none of us...
The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 17 April
Dear Thomas, My husband’s boss invited us over informally by phone for drinks. Because it’s your boss you actually don’t have a choice and you have to go. But how surprised was I when after 30 or 40 minutes we were asked to leave – because they were...
The Lady Guide to Modern Manners: 20 February
Dear Thomas, I notice that an awful lot of people complain about the domestic standards of others. They lend their house to someone or have guests staying but it always seems to end in tears and arguments about whether the bath was cleaned properly or...

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