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Lady Ridsdale DBE (1921 – 2009, née Victoire Bennett)

Dame Paddy Ridsdale, as she generally known, was an intelligence operative, secretary to Ian Fleming during WW2 and the inspiration for the Bond character...

Tall Poppy Syndrome

Asking price for America’s tallest single-family residence – a 124-foot tall tower in Phoenix, Arizona – slashed by 74%; it is somewhat dated but...

Bonded to a Rolls

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé owned by Bond set designer Sir Ken Adam to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale tonight   Sir...

Reader offer: A postcard from Stoddart

‘Photographer to the Stars’ John Stoddart branches out to sell limited edition postcard sets – but rush to buy to buy them, the edition...

Edward Holcroft

Named the “UK’s star of tomorrow” by Screen Daily in 2014, Edward Holcroft has also been described as “a remarkable actor, a remarkable man”...

Bidzina Ivanishvili (ბიძინა ივანიშვილი, AKA “Boris Ivanishvili”)

Said to be worth £3.3 billion, businessman and politician Bidzina Ivanishvili counts two albino sons amongst his four children. Prime Minister of Georgia between...

The Writers’ Block

Former home of Ian Fleming that is currently owned by Sol Campbell for sale for £6.75 million   Ian Fleming lived at 24 Carlyle Mansions on...

The Worst Marriage in Georgetown

Story of the 2011 murder of 91-year old socialite Viola Herms Drath by her 47-year old bisexual fraudster husband Albrecht Gero Muth to be...

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...

Roald Dahl: Literary hero

James Murphy lauds Roald Dahl as a literary hero   My last article focused on Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl provides a natural sequel. Like Fleming,...
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