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The Cornish seaside resort is said to be the host of this summer's G7 meeting, reports Cornish local Tanya Gold
The great singer and songwriter turns 75 on January 19. Tanya Gold will always love her
A century after Prohibition, America is still puritanical about booze, says Dominic Green
Today in 1773, Captain Cook crossed the Antarctic Circle in the first ship to do so. David Horspool recalls the explorer’s trip Down Under
A rejected Tintin cover was auctioned this week for £2.85m, the highest price ever for a piece of comic art. Craig Brown fondly remembers his childhood love of Tintin
A new series on Hadrian’s Wall starts tonight on Channel 5. Harry Mount recalls his favourite original Roman documents found in Londinium
Agatha Christie died today in 1976. The great crime novelist published her first book a century ago. Tony Hope, an Oxford professor, sings the praises of the ultimate master-sleuth
The great Observer writer had all the attributes of the ideal journalist - curiosity, empathy, kindness, intelligence and wit, says her friend Charlotte Metcalf
Pet cremations have risen by 15 per cent in the last year. When Oxford don John Davie wrote an elegy for a much-missed pet, other bereaved animal-owners began to snap up his Latin epitaphs
American novelist Patricia Highsmith, who would have been 100 this month, was also an accomplished artist. Here she turns her hand to Venice in December: when the fair-weather friends of Venice are gone, the working city surfaces
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