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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.

A Fire Sale

Repossessed Grade I listed Dorset mansion once worth circa £15 million for sale for £3 million; the catch? It’s burnt to the ground   An “exceptionally...

We Will Remember Them

The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day should be marked by remembering those that gave their lives and how lucky our generation truly is   It can...

The Bentley of Taste

Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback originally owned by the son of the founder of clothing giant Burton heads to auction at the Salon Privé sale   Sir...

A review of Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

Matthew Steeples suggests Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ provides a reminder of the power of the human spirit   On Tuesday night, I attended the London premiere of...

Splendor on the Riviera

Galerie Dumonteil’s ‘Splendor on the Riviera’ exhibition   The opening of Galerie Dumonteil’s latest exhibition, Splendor on the Riviera, in New York was very much...

Jesse Livermore (1877 – 1940)

One of the greatest traders ever to have lived. This thrice married American was famed for making and losing several multi-million dollar fortunes and...

Spying bees

A review of the St. Ermin’s Hotel   I first visited the St. Ermin’s Hotel close to Scotland Yard in St James’s in June 2012 for...

Petula Clark CBE

A singer, actress and composer who has been a star all her life. Brought up in Epsom, Surrey and best known for Downtown, Petula...

Dr Alexander Moulton CBE (1920 – 2012)

This genius of British design was told by leading bicycle manufacturer Raleigh that his lightweight, small-wheeled bicycle wouldn’t sell in the early 1960s. He...
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