Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Reversing Fortunes: Tales of former home of Claus von Bulow

A most curious tale of playboys, socialites, lawyers and real estate moguls   This week the mystery buyer of Clarendon Court, the former marital home of...

The land of Tarka and Salar

The North Devon countryside that inspired Henry Williamson, R. D. Blackmore and Charles Kingsley   Much of my childhood was spent reading the works of superb...

Going under the Kosh

The sale of a $25 million mansion modeled on Marie Antoinette’s favourite retreat that has connections to Levi Strauss & Co., Yehudi Menuhin, the...

Ferrari's 'F'lipping 'F'ool

The case of a Ferrari FF driver with more money than sense   Last November, on my way to a lunch at The Stafford Hotel with...

Picture of the Week: Another luxury car brand bites the dust

The early demise of Maybach   Last week, Damiler AG closed down the Maybach brand earlier than expected. Having lost $1 billion on a brand that...

A Corgi Classic

The “Corgi” Rolls-Royce sells for £4 million   Yesterday, at the Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale at Goodwood, near Chichester, a 1912 Rolls Royce Double...

Steeple Rock

An outstanding painting by Edward William Cooke   At Masterpiece yesterday, a painting immediately caught my eye on Martyn Gregory’s stand but what intrigued me further...

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Heroine of the Hour 2021 – Anita Rani

Anita Rani arrives as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Woman’s Hour’ morning show presenter and announces: “If you’ve had enough, pour yourself a G&T, you have my permission.”

Runners & Riders – The Classic Chase 2021 at Warwick

‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for The Classic Chase 2021 at Warwick – as well as a 15/1 at Market Rasen.

MacBook Maxwell

Mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers demand she gets access to a laptop seven days per week; one can assume she’ll expect a ritzy MacBook Pro.

Moron of the Moment – Shaun Bailey

Pontificating pillock Shaun Bailey proves himself unfit to be Mayor of London after curiously claiming impoverished homeless people can and should save £5,000 to get a home.