E Jane Dickson

E Jane Dickson is a journalist in London

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Detox the kids! The bogeyman is in your fridge

So you thought Sunny Delight was good for the children and they loved it? You know life isn't like that.

Portrait: The face fits

Her striking features once made her consider cosmetic surgery. But after finding fame as Anna, the acerbic lawyer in the TV series `This Life', actress Daniela Nardini is finally starting to like how she looks

The wicked queen

Who was the figure that inspired Camille Paglia to realise her vocation as streetwise intellectual, media motormouth and feminist bete noire? Why Walt Disney, of course

She can work it out

Cynthia Lennon has sold most of her souvenirs of the late Beatle but still has his surname. Nearing 60, she remains the sensible girl John met at art school and - as she prepares to exhibit her paintings - she may finally be ready to conquer first-wife syndrome. By E Jane Dickson. Photograph by Tim O'Sullivan

The gospel according to St John

The chef Fergus Henderson is used to a battle. While others were messing around with exotic salad leaves, he put bone marrow and pig spleen on the menu. But as his restaurant goes from strength to strength, he is facing a new and personal challenge. By E Jane Dickson. Photograph by Liam Duke

Interview: The retail therapist

Vittorio Radice can make the word `marketing' sound romantic and sell CK to the most Calvinist of Britons. Having already worked his magic for Habitat, he is now busy transforming the look and fortunes of Selfridges. E Jane Dickson can `feel the quality' of his enthusiasm. Photograph by Anthony Oliver

Books: Shiftless in Southwold

E Jane Dickson goes into the flimsy beach-huts and crumbling follies of Suffolk to discover a new style of architecture, and a change of heart; Female Ruins by Geoff Nicholson Gollancz, pounds 9.99, 221pp

Point of no return: David Shayler

In November, when the French decided not to extradite MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, he and his girlfriend Annie Machon hoped their troubles were over. But life in exile has proved harder than expected. Unable to leave France for fear of arrest, the pair are out of work and down to their last pounds 5,000. By E Jane Dickson. Photograph by Wist Thorpe

Television: Tarrant contest

The only person making millions from Chris Tarrant's TV show `Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' is the former `Tiswas' custard king. But, as E Jane Dickson discovers, he still helps his daughter with her paper round. Photograph by Dan Burn Forti

A date with Caprice

From celebrities in wet muslin, to pop stars, the Arsenal football team and this year's best of breed, calendar king Laurence Prince is the Pygmalion of pin-ups, says E Jane Dickson. Portrait by Trevor Ray Hart
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