Saturday, November 28, 2020
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No. 41 - Henry Blofeld OBE (AKA “Blowers”, “Tycoon” and “Typhoon”)

The legendary cricket commentator and author Henry Blofeld describes his world as “bubbly and boisterous”. Norfolk born and an Old Etonian, thrice married Blofeld’s...

Passage to another world; we are not terrorists

Conflict photographer Maximilian Clarke recounts encounters with doctors and drunks in Donetsk and finds that all the people there want is for the world to...

Romantic heroes: Ian Fleming and James Bond

James Murphy examines his romantic heroes, Ian Fleming and James Bond   I was privileged to attend the recent Masterpiece art and antiques fair in Chelsea....

Shame on the Socialist Worker

The ‘Socialist Worker’ owes the family of Horatio Chapple an apology   The Socialist Worker can be relied upon to spout nonsense but in making fun...

No. 27 - Henry Wyndham

A collector of English drawings and watercolours since the age of 14 and second to none as an auctioneer, Eton educated Wyndham hammered down...

If I Were You

One of Chelsea’s most important modernist houses comes to the market   Built for the parliamentarian and playwright Benn Levy and his actress wife and designed...

Ask Mrs MILF: The agony aunt who’s naughty but nice

This week, Mrs MILF deals with a party invite with a clause, a husband who wants his wife to buy “gear”, an Old Etonian...

Hugh Warrender: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks financier Hugh Warrender: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I was tempted to...

No. 41 - Tanya Gold

This acid tongued journalist doesn’t care about causing offence. Though Tanya Gold benefitted from an Oxford education, she said the place was “hellish” and...

A Smart move

The sale of the home of a circus heir and the revival of Billy Smart's Circus   Billy Smart, Sr. (1894 – 1966), a travelling showman...
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