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Steven Berkoff has a new book out – Poems for the Working Class. He explains the art of portraying big-screen villains
Sarah Sands, the PM’s old boss at the Telegraph, reviews Tom Bower’s new biography and wonders if Johnson will escape the wreckage
Penny Hicks was in a remote hill-station in India when she heard the news of VJ Day
Today is Trafalgar Day – the anniversary of Nelson's great victory. The front page of the Times, announcing the triumph, shows how much papers have changed, says Harry Mount
A widow has blamed her husband’s death on 'smart motorways’. The motorways aren’t safe, says Alan Judd
Actor Timothy West turns 86 on October 20. Here he recalls the immense saga involved in having a new washing machine delivered
Napoleon lost the Battle of Leipzig today in 1813. Adam Zamoyski, Napoleon’s biographer, follows the route of the globetrotting ruler
Monty Don has said wolves should be used in Britain to keep down deer. James Le Fanu examines the story of the wolf
Tom Maschler has died at 87. In his last interview, he talked to John Walsh
On World Food Day, Elisabeth Luard encourages us to get in the kitchen and cook. What better guide than Niki Segnit's superb cookbook, Lateral Cooking?
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