An anthology of stories which have won the Asham Award, as well as additional tales by established Virago authors, this is a book of journeys, meetings and partings, flights and homecomings.
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Monday 19 November 2012
Private equity boss David Bonderman, reportedly the 209th richest man in America, turns 70 next week. According to the BBC's business editor, Robert Peston, the co-founder of TPG Capital celebrated the milestone in Vegas with a private gig from Sir Paul McCartney. Bonderman is said by Forbes magazine to be worth in the region of $2bn, and a decade ago celebrated his 60th in similar style, with musical performances by The Rolling Stones and and a stand-up set by Robin Williams. That party cost him $7m.
Can the Kardashians sex up Dorothy Perkins? Fashion chain dragged into the 21st century by Kim and Kourtney
Friday 09 November 2012
One is the grande dame of the high street, a reliable mainstay of the retail world that first opened its doors in 1909. The other is a family whose international fame began in 2007 when one of its members was featured in one of the most successful sex tapes of all time.
Monday 05 November 2012
Friday 15 June 2012
London's first men's fashion week kicked off last night with a party hosted by an unlikely new style icon
Thursday 24 May 2012
Anti-cuts activists plan to block roads and hold street parties this weekend as part of a campaign to promote alternatives to austerity.
Saturday 19 May 2012
Harriet Walker tries the new shoes designed by Topshop mogul's daughter
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Friday 09 December 2011
Barratts Priceless, the retail footwear group, has collapsed into administration again, to leave nearly 4,000 jobs hanging by a thread.
Tuesday 29 November 2011
CBI says consumers are likely to remain cautious because of the uncertain economic climate
Friday 25 November 2011
Back by popular demand: Andrew Gowers, the former FT editor who these days is a public relations man for hire. PR Week reveals Gowers is joining the Association of Financial Markets in Europe on a three-month contract – the trade body's boss Simon Lewis says he has "been in some very interesting situations". He's not joking – Gowers did PR for Lehman Brothers until it went belly up and then moved on to BP, only to step down following the Deepwater Horizon debacle. Third time lucky, Lewis presumably hopes.
Saturday 15 October 2011
Thousands join online group as demonstrators vow to 'Occupy the Stock Exchange' today
Sunday 04 September 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
The role of central government politicians is to ensure that laws are clear and precise. Police forces have a clear mandate to apply them, free from interference. Once prime ministers, metropolitan mayors or home secretaries believe they are better placed than highly trained police officers to do the job and use their access to the media to make cheap political points, we are on a downward slide.
Friday 19 August 2011
Kenwright admits Goodison outfit are under pressure to also sell Baines, Fellaini and Howard to reduce debts
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
- 1 The way the police have treated Cliff Richard is completely unacceptable
- 2 Michael Brown shooting: Amnesty International sends team within US for first time as National Guard deployed
- 3 Michael Brown shooting: Ferguson police shoot and kill second young black man
- 4 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 5 Reading Festival 2014: Tesco branch replaces salad and potatoes for Jagermeister and vodka