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This will not break code of the Woosters

WODEHOUSE'S WARTIME broadcasts surface every few years like a horned floating bomb, breaking the millpond surface of his long and glorious career. Without the endlessly reiterated tale of the five talks he recorded for the Nazis in 1941, to be broadcast to America and, later, to Britain, his reputation would be too good to be true: that of an industrious old sweetie with a ceaseless facility for farcical plots and vivid similies, who doted on his public school (Dulwich College), wrote 98 books and 200 songs, amassed a fortune by shrewd fiscal husbandry, was happily married and, in letters, referred to his own daughter as "old boy".

Food & Drink: Round-Up

A PROPHET is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. If Caesar Cardini is not commemorated in Tijuana, Mexico, he should be. Caesar's salad has spread to countless modish restaurants who profit by charging upwards of pounds 5 for lettuce with a dressing of egg yolk, olive oil, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice and parmesan. The 75-year old recipe's serendipitous origin has been divulged to the Truffler by the people who market Cardini's Original Caesar Dressing, patented in 1948. One hot summer's night in 1924, such was the influx of Hollywood luvvies to Caesar's Place in Tijuana, that he had to rustle up a salad from ingredients at hand. His recipe's no secret, but the original can be bought in a bottle for pounds 1.79. Hail Caesar, whose Tijuana place no longer exists.

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Captain Moonlight: Can I interest you in a small sharp object?

TARRAH! That, in case you are in any doubt, is the sound of a drum roll. Now close your eyes and imagine several fairy lights flashing on and off while a four-piece combo in electric-blue dinner jackets breaks into an enthusiastic if indifferent rendition of "Chariots of Fire". What can it all mean? I will tell you: it means a Major Moonlight Announcement! Steady. Deep breaths. Now look at that picture, the one, typically, right over there. Note the moon and the top hat. You are looking at the new Moonlight Badge, a very limited edition, a piece of poetry in enamel and metal, fancy shape, 17mm by 10mm, polished silver plated finish, complete with tietack and clutch attachment, artificed to the standards you would expect from the noble firm of Thomas Fattorini (est 1827), silversmiths, enamellers and medallists, in return for a quite substantial payment less a bit off for the plug and a mention of their e-mail address, sales@fattorini.co.uk.

Faultless Charles

PETER CHARLES collected the plum prize of pounds 13,000 at the Royal Windsor Horse Show yesterday when he rode Traxdata Nustria to victory in the Asprey & Garrard Grand Prix with the only unpenalised round of the jump-off, writes Genevieve Murphy.

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Oasis sales perk up

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Spring bursts into flower a month early

THE WHITE plum blossoms at Kew confirm it; spring this year is earlier than ever.

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