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
You'd think in the era of electronic communication that the volume of junk "snail" mail, and the problems caused by it, would be on the wane. Not so. The Deceased Preference Service, which performs the useful service of deleting the names of dead people from mailing lists,says that 5.2 million pieces of direct mail (junk mail to you and me) will be delivered during the festive period to those who have departed this mortal coil. Quite apart from the pain these unnecessary letters might cause to recently bereaved relatives, that's enough rubbish to fill 245 dustbins. An awful lot of landfill.
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Poppy Appeal 2014: This is why I won't be wearing a red poppy this year
- 1 Russell Brand says he will 'probably' give up acting to focus on his revolution
- 2 Watch what happened when food critics were unknowingly served McDonald's
- 3 David Beckham's Haig Club whisky is exactly what’s wrong with the Highlands
- 4 Queen's first tweet: Reply telling Her Majesty to 'f*** off' broadcast on BBC News
- 5 #AskNigelFarage: Twitter starts hilarious Q&A for Ukip leader