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Fresh Hell

Sunday book review – Fresh Hell by Rachel Johnson

05
Jul
2015

Like her older brother Boris, Rachel Johnson is one of those incorrigible characters that you can’t help liking. The same goes for her novels. Fresh Hell is the third of her Notting Hell trilogy and even though the storyline is ...continued

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03
Jul
2015

Why is so impossible to look summery and stylish? For ten months of the year I get dressed in the morning with no trouble at all. When it comes to ...continued

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30
Jun
2015

Am I the only person who isn’t watching Wimbledon? It may be the world’s greatest tennis tournament but I couldn’t care less about Andy Murray’s quest to win the men’s title again. The ...continued

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13
Jun
2015

I’ve worked as a freelance education journalist for years, interviewing heads and teachers, eating rather a lot of school dinners and writing about the inspiring work schools are doing. I got into ...continued

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08
Jun
2015

My lovely father-in-law died last month. He was 84, a man with a hugely successful career, a long and happy marriage and an unmatchable zest for life. Sadly for us, ...continued

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