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Interiors expert Phil Kind's flat is made for entertaining - so long as the guests don't stand up

I can't actually stand up straight on the mezzanine level of my Brixton flat – I'm 6ft 2in and the ceiling height is just 6ft, so it's a bit Alice in Wonderland. Friends told me I was mad to buy this place for precisely that reason, but it makes no difference as I mainly use the floor for entertaining, so I'm either sat at the dining table or lounging in the sofa area on the other side. I've learnt to automatically stoop the rest of the time.

David Lister: The Week in Arts

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Female company directors earn one-fifth less than their male colleagues for doing the same job despite working longer hours, research revealed yesterday.

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Old Vic, Bristol

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War of words as cities vie to be literary capital

It is the city of Alice in Wonderland, of Lyra in His Dark Materials, and the stammering Anthony B-B-Blanche in Brideshead Revisited, but does Oxford deserve to be named as the next World Book Capital? Does the city of dreaming spires really think itself more intrinsically "literary" than London, Dublin or New York?

Harry Torrance : Why are we so obsessed with exams?

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