Alice-Azania Jarvis

Alice-Azania Jarvis is a feature writer for The Independent

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Chapter and terse: When memoirs turn ugly

You see them in bookstores, flicking straight to the index.

Tweed recipes: Shear brilliance

Harris Tweed has been the backbone of beautiful suits for more than a century. As a new book celebrates the craftspeople behind it, Alice-Azania Jarvis charts the fabric's journey from sheep to Savile Row

Kosher cuisine: Beyond the bagel

Traditional Jewish food is homely, hearty and intended to be shared. Now foodies of all faiths are joining the feast. Alice-Azania Jarvis reports

Last Night's TV - Sandhurst, BBC4; This Is Jinsy, Sky Atlantic; Made in Chelsea, E4

Young guns show plenty of polish

Unbeatable: The art of making a perfect omelette

For speed, simplicity and sheer deliciousness, there's not much to beat an omelette. But getting it just right is an art, as Alice-Azania Jarvis finds out

The 10 best doormats

Don’t let your guests walk all over you. Welcome them in style with one of these bright doormats.

The Drums, XOYO, London

Few have exercised the hype machine quite so much as the Drums in late 2009. Long before the release of their first album, the strength of a debut EP - the self-produced, Moshi Moshi-released Summertime! - propelled them into the BBC’s Sound of 2010 poll, while the NME placed them on the front cover.

We're all VIPs now

The latest marketing wheeze is to treat customers as though they're very important people, with special discounts, luxury lounges and little perks. But are we really getting the red-carpet treatment?

$300 to make, on sale for $99: why is HP in the tablet business?

It was the product which wasn't meant to be. Designed to rival Apple's phenomenally successful iPad, Hewlett Packard's TouchPad was launched exactly two months ago, and met with the sort of reception of which retail nightmares are made.

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