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Quote of the Week – Wilde Morality

Journalist and author Petronella Wyatt is spot on in quoting Oscar Wilde on morality in art; “books are either well written or badly written,” they are not “moral or immoral.”

Smiling Churchill and Scowling Edward

Rare photograph of Winston Churchill dining with Edward VIII to be sold as part of a sale on the eve of the 80th anniversary of him becoming Prime Minister. In a reversal of roles, it is the royal (nicknamed ‘Our Smiling Prince’) who is scowling whilst the future Prime Minister (nicknamed ‘Our Scowling PM’) smiles.

Marvelous Melvyn

Veteran political heavyweight Melvyn Bragg lays into Brexit, David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn and Sir James Dyson   In an interview in The House magazine, Lord Bragg...

Pauline Amos – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Liverpool born artist Pauline Amos; one of her works is for sale for £1.3 million   The Steeple Times shares “wit and...

Gaining a Lambo (or five)

Convoy of five yellow Lamborghinis spotted cruising around Kensington and Chelsea   Someone once said: “Work until you feel a Lamborghini is cheap” and plainly the...

Martin Raffa – What’s on your mantelpiece?

A 20-question interview with Paris based fashion designer Martin Raffa   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The search beauty and harmony....

Milo Yiannopoulos (Μίλων Γιαννόπουλος, formerly Milo Wagner)

Once described as a “cynical, ignorant f**ker” by Stephen Fry, Milo Yiannopoulos is a gay, Roman Catholic, Greek writer who suggested that “once you...

Merlin Holland

The only grandchild of Oscar Wilde, Merlin Holland has spent his life researching the writer and playwright and poet’s life. This Burgundy, France based...

The Monica Factor: Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky takes to Twitter (but don’t expect any mention of Bill Clinton)   On Monday, Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter and within a couple of hours despite...

Sir Donald Sinden CBE, FRSA (1923 – 2014)

Born in Devon, Sir Donald Sinden was one of only two people known to have attended the funeral of Oscar Wilde’s lover, Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’...
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