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Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks thrice Ivor Novello Award winning songwriter Bill Martin: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your...

#55 - Jim Bowen (born Peter Williams)

This witty Northern comedian began his career as deputy headmaster at Caton Primary School in Lancashire. Best known as the host of Bullseye between...

#24 - Anna Wintour OBE

Her Evening Standard editor father was known as “Chilly Charlie” and she’s become “Nuclear Wintour”. This New York based Brit states that she’s “lost...

#40 - Sandi Toksvig

In 2013, this Danish-British former Liberal Democrat author and presenter stated: “The Duchess of Cambridge lacks a single opinion”. The nation were far...

A monstrous murder in Mayfair

Matthew Steeples offers offers a tribute to the late Robert Troyan   I first met the larger than life Bostonian character Robert Troyan (1950 – 2013)...

Neil Hamilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks writer, broadcaster and entertainer Neil Hamilton: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Christine.   “Don't...

Till death do us part

The sale of a $100 million Californian estate with a catch   If you were to spend $100,000,000 on a house, you’d expect something impressive. I...

Picture of the week: “I am the bullet in the chamber”

The tragic story of Oscar Pistorius and the death of Reeva Steenkamp   Oscar Pistorius was a man many rightly came to admire. He achieved the...

#103 - Lady Docker (Norah Docker, née Norah Turner and also Norah Callingham and Lady Collins, 1905 – 1983)

Thrice married Norah Docker lived life to the full and did it in style. She clad a Daimler in zebra hide upholstery because mink...

The Woman Who’ll Make Politicians Jealous

Jilly Cooper’s state of the nation style summary strikes chords with Matthew Steeples   Best-selling bonkbuster author Jilly Cooper might be best known for novels such...
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Word of the Week – Autolatry

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