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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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.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Like a latter-day Linda McCartney, health-food-loving rock-star spouse and sometime actor Gwyneth Paltrow publishes her debut cookbook next year. The press has been issued with extracts from the tome, with the food-free title My Father's Daughter (sickly subtitle: "Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family and Togetherness").
Saturday 18 December 2010
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Tuesday 14 December 2010
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Monday 06 December 2010
The Government will publish plans to close Corporation Tax loopholes today, which could help raise an extra £2bn for the exchequer over the next five years.
Saturday 04 December 2010
High street stores around Britain were forced to close their doors to customers on one of the busiest shopping days of the year after activists protesting against tax avoidance by big businesses swarmed inside and caused havoc.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
Anyone planning on a spot of retail therapy this weekend might encounter a little difficulty in shops owned by the Arcadia empire of Sir Philip Green. The retail mogul is to be the nexttarget of UKuncut, the campaign launched earlier this year against tax avoidance, which is angry about the way in which Sir Philip's family have arranged their financial affairs (specifically the fact the business is owned by Lady Green and other family, who live in Monaco). Having already staged protests outside Vodafone stores, UKuncut plans to target outlets such as Topshop and Miss Selfridge this Saturday.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
United Utilities chief executive Philip Green will be replaced by Steve Mogford, the chief executive of defence electronics group Selex Galileo, when he steps down at the end of March.
Friday 19 November 2010
Sir Philip Green, the tycoon behind the Topshop to Bhs retail empire, vowed his group would be debt-free in two years' time as he unveiled a "solid" 6.4 per cent rise in its profits yesterday.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
David Cameron has appointed Tory peer Lord Young as his Enterprise Tsar with a remit to slash red tape for small business.
Thursday 28 October 2010
Monday 25 October 2010
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
- 1 Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff
- 3 Dad attempts revenge on teenage daughter, plan backfires spectacularly
- 4 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 5 Amal Clooney gives excellent response to fashion question at European Court of Human Rights