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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Friday 01 April 2011
The Labour leader isn't visible enough, his message is too often unclear – and it's not connecting with voters. If he made just three key changes, the Miliband brand could become a real winner
Thursday 31 March 2011
Residents of Edinburgh West will be pleased to hear their Liberal Democrat MP, Mike Crockart, is doing his best to bring new jobs to the constituency. Crockart was leading a delegation at the House of Commons yesterday calling for the headquarters of the new Green Investment Bank to be sited in the area he represents. Is the MP being a little greedy? After all, with Royal Bank of Scotland based at Gogarburn in the constituency, Edinburgh West is already home to one world-class bank. Oh hang on a moment, that's not quite right.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Yesterday the process of redistribution away from you was supercharged by the Tories
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Another one of "God's bankers"?
Friday 18 March 2011
Congratulations to all the winners of the Boldness in Business Awards, which are sponsored by the Financial Times and the steel producer ArcelorMittal. And there is certainly no arguing with the judges' choice as the best newcomer – they picked the American discount voucher company Groupon. It has, after all, been exceptionally bold, spending millions to buy a slot during the Superbowl in the US, in which it aired an advertisement widely criticised for making light of the way Tibetans are facing Chinese repression. Bold indeed.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
With defence cuts in the UK back in focus BAE Systems was stuck at the foot of the blue-chip index last night as it dropped 14.7p to 326.8p.
Friday 11 February 2011
Julius Drewe was just 33 when he decided to cash in and spend the rest of his life playing the country squire. The year was 1889 and Drewe's astonishing success from relatively humble origins marked him out as the prototype for generations of self-made retail tycoons to follow, from Jack Cohen to Philip Green.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Dylan Jones: 'The 21 club was raided many times during Prohibition, but no federal agent could ever find the cellar'
Saturday 29 January 2011
To celebrate his new CNN talk show, last week I threw a dinner for Piers Morgan at "21" in New York. With its old-school clubby charms, quintessentially American while very much apeing British style, it seemed the most appropriate place to hold it. Tommy Hilfiger, David Lauren, Robert Earl, Sir Philip Green, Murdoch biographer Michael Wolff, Gawker's Nick Denton, the New York Post's Col Allen and a host of others sat down to crab cakes and rack of lamb as they toasted the latest Brit to wash up in Manhattan.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
A case of 'the king is dead, long live the king'?
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Sir Stuart Rose ends a colourful six-year tenure with high street giant Marks & Spencer today as he steps down as chairman.
Thursday 23 December 2010
Unlike those broads who live on that bit of the Venn diagram where smug socialites overlap with weirdos who campaign for murderers on Death Row, I don't know if Julian Assange is innocent or guilty of being a sex-pest. But I DO know that he is a wonderful thing in that he has given us an up-close-and-personal viewing of that rare bird, the Lefty Lothario, in all his tawdry glory.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
- 1 Paris attacks: Do not call Charlie Hebdo killers 'terrorists', BBC says
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back