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Book review: 'Vivienne Westwood'

The Independent, 9 October, 2014

Vivienne Westwood was at school when she wrote her first autobiography. Since then she has made various attempts to document her extraordinary from the child of working class parents to the mother of punk and later the creator of a global luxury brand.

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Book Book reveiw: Forensics: 'The Anatomy of Crime'

The Independent, 2 October, 2014

Those of a squeamish disposition would be best to give this Val McDermid book a miss as it is teeming with such dark details

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Book review: 'The Monogram Murders'

The Independent, 11 September, 2014

Fans are in safe hands in Sophie Hannah's modern-day recreation of Agatha Christie novel

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Tatler in the Trenches

Tatler, June, 2014

To quote soldier-poet Rupert Brooke, 'there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England'. And 100 years after the outbreak of the First World War, his words feel more poignant than ever on the eternally haunting battlefields of France and Belgium

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Who Framed Margaret of Argyll?

Tatler, March, 2014

She was one of the 20th century’s most notorious aristocrats, enjoying a life of privilege and pleasure until her reputation was ruined by a set of pornographic Polaroids and tales of sexual deviancy. But was it all a plot?

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Who Was the Real Grace Kelly?

Tatler, December, 2013

Flawless princess or fractured heroine? A new film about Grace Kelly suggests that the fairytale was just that - and that behind the facade was a woman in turmoil

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Ruth Rendell’s last interview  

The Independent, 23 March, 2013

Open and shut case: Is Ruth Rendell finally ready to open up about her puzzling personal life?

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A star is reborn 

The Guardian, 4 April 2006

Acapulco, once the 'Queen of the Pacific' and last word in Hollywood cool, is on the comeback trail after a $1 billion facelift

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From Mao to now

The Guardian, 6 March, 2004

The Chinese communist party has embraced capitalism, nowhere more enthusiastically than in 21st-century Shanghai

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Living with Norma Desmond 

Tatler, June, 2017

Gloria Swanson's greatest role is a warning to our own celebrity culture. Now, as 'Sunset Boulevard' is rereleased, the star's daughter, in her first interview, remembers her own fear of her mother's alter ego

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Rupert Brooke's hidden love 

The Telegraph, 11 March, 2000

The British Library released a collection of letters that reveal a volatile affair between one of England's great poets and a previously unknown lover. Andrew Wilson had exclusive access to the material