Sunday, November 29, 2020
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No. 4 - Mocking The Dockers

Welsh ‘mock castle’ once occupied by notorious spendaholic Lady Docker for sale for £2.85m; the Dockers were turfed out in 1956 after it was discovered they’d lavished the equivalent of £1.3m today of company money on the place without permission.

A Demon Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce owned by “maverick” Demon Internet dot-com millionaire Cliff Stanford to be auctioned; his au pair was tragically murdered in Spain; he was convicted of “email spying” in a scandal featuring gerrymanderer Dame Shirley Porter.

Highs and Lows in Hyde Park

Pint-sized flat in Knightsbridge goes on sale for ambitious sum of £5,813 per square foot; it was offered for the even more crazy sum...

Moron of the Moment – Stephanie Mack

Daughter-in-law of fraudster Bernard Madoff illustrates how utterly out of touch she truly is with normality and the lives of ordinary, decent people   “The biggest...

An XJS Celebration

Future classic Jaguar XJS Celebration convertible offered for sale   The Jaguar XJS was undoubtedly one of the cars that personified 1980s excess and was a...

Steaking Red Ken

A review of Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar   James Gillray (1756 – 1815) was a Chelsea born caricaturist and printmaker and is most famous for his...

No. 82 - Michael “Chalky” White

This Scottish producer’s life was immortalised in the 2013 crowdfunded film, The Last Impresario. Jewish and educated at the Lyceum Alpinum Zuoz, White moved...

The Royal Borough is alive with the taste of fondue

An evening of fondue at Bodo’s Schloss in Kensington   Bodo’s Schloss, a restaurant, bar and disco reminiscent of an Austrian alpine lodge, opened late last...

Knightsbridge’s playboy racers

A review of Channel 4’s Millionaire Playboy Races by Matthew Steeples   I watched last night’s Millionaire Playboy Racers expecting to find myself in agreement with...

No. 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...
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