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Friday 19 August 2011
To come up trumps on the evolutionary scale is a doddle compared with publishing a book - let alone one that does not slumber in the warehouse. Triumphantly, George Levine's latest Darwinian study shows why both men should be read, and enjoyed - by those who deny evolution, and those who take it for granted. Rarely is textual analysis so exhilarating.
Thursday 11 August 2011
England's smash-and-grabbers were getting a dose of their own medicine today.
Friday 29 July 2011
Ealing Studios' wholly delightful heist movie and (platonic) love story stars Alec Guinness as the meek bank clerk who, along with Stanley Holloway's souvenir maker, plans to steal £1m worth of gold bullion out of England in the shape of Eiffel Tower paperweights.
Saturday 28 May 2011
Some excellent restaurants are like secrets, tucked away from brashness and bustle, apparently known only to a select crowd of zealots and devotees. Roussillon is a classic case. Everything about it breathes veiled discretion. The Pimlico street in which you eventually gaze at its bow-windowed loveliness is so discreet, it doesn't even show up on my online Streetmap. Ring for directions, and you're told to park the car and walk.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Saturday 05 March 2011
Monday 27 December 2010
The MI6 spy Gareth Williams was training to take on a new identity eight months before he was found dead, a friend claimed yesterday. Sian Lloyd-Jones, 33, also insisted that he was not gay, after detectives had suggested the 31-year-old may have died at the hands of a mystery bondage sex partner.
Friday 12 November 2010
Saturday 06 November 2010
Tinello isn't a child of the Georgio Locatelli empire, more a friend of the family. The co-owners are brothers, Federico and Massimiliano Sali, who used to be, respectively, head chef and sommelier at Locanda Locatelli – the grand Italian restaurant where Bill Clinton and Madonna used to eat when in London. Locatelli has apparently supported the Sali brothers in their new venture – and there's a warm, knowing-what-we're-doing feel about the place when you walk in.
Thursday 28 October 2010
A Government education minister was mugged as he walked home, it emerged today.
Saturday 25 September 2010
Police today refused to comment on a report that a spy found dead in a holdall could not have died alone.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Thursday 02 September 2010
The British codebreaker found dead in the bath of his London flat last month had been padlocked inside a sports holdall, an inquest heard yesterday.
Sunday 15 August 2010
Saturday 15 May 2010
1. How do you feel Super Saver will cope with the notoriously brief turn-around from the Kentucky Derby to the Preakness?
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