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She was a singer, a praised biographer, and a bestselling crime novelist. But she is best known for a letter threatening physical violence to a music critic who panned one of her performances. It was written by her father – who at the time just happened to be the President of the United States.

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Families: `We want to take our two small children on a beach holiday with culture next month to mark my 40th'

Q I am turning 40 in March and want to mark the occasion with a week's holiday with my husband and children (aged two and three) somewhere warm. We don't want to fly too far (time zone issues with the children), but would like a beach, some sights and a bit of culture. We haven't considered a budget yet but are not looking for anything too luxurious.
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