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By Chris Mullin
All serious politicians are supposed to possess a hinterland, but not all do. Chris Mullin was one who did. By the time he entered parliament he had reported from the wars in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia and tracked down the survivors of the CIA operation in Tibet. He was the...
By Phyllida Law
`My future mother-in-law burst into tears when she heard her son was to marry an actress. There's still something disturbing, I grant you, about the word "actress". If an MP or some other outstanding person plays fast and loose with an actress the world is unsurprised. She is certainly no...
The authentic eye-witness account of a young English governess in St Petersburg Petrograd during the Russian revolution of 1917 - with over 30 photographs. Miss Daisy's secret day-to-day diary reveals the trials and dilemmas of her life and that of her two sisters, May and Ida, also employed as English...
By Susan Pearce
Charles R. Cockerell 1788-1863 was one of the most significant nineteenth-century British architects and a major player in the cultural shift from the Georgian eighteenth to the Victorian nineteenth century.