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In the summer of 1952, Simon Courtauld went to stay with his schoolfriend Kits in Cornwall – and Kits’s mother, Daphne, author of Rebecca
Margaret Thatcher became MP for Finchley today in 1959. She was regarded as a philistine but this is wide of the mark, says Miriam Gross. In fact she loved poetry and was fanatical about opera
As Spitting Image is deemed too shocking to screen in America, producer John Lloyd recalls how the show was nearly banned
On September 29th, the Box in Plymouth opens a new show about the Mayflower, which landed in America 400 years ago. But the ship – and her captain – hailed from Harwich
Locals are up in arms in Normandy about a planned live re-enaction of D-Day. Giles Milton tells the story of D-Day, hour by hour, through the soldiers’ eyes
The Labour leader praised Clement Attlee in his speech to Conference. Under a quiet exterior, the post-war Prime Minister was ruthlessly brilliant, says Francis Beckett
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