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bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Jan.01.2014
So Nigella can’t cook, according to her former assistants, the Grillo sisters. This made me think about the members of the Royal Family. Actually, members of any royal family. They aren’t good at anything either. I never got the impression from the cookery programmes that Nigella was a very good...
fran-lewis's picture
Sep.23.2013
Rasputin’s Shadow: Raymond Khoury Two men decided the fate of so many and their identities and whereabouts never revealed. Unsuspecting coal miners playing their last hand of poker never realized what was about to occur. A friendly game turned deadly but why? The fear within the eyes of the players...
dale-estey's picture
Nov.05.2012
Seems as if the days of forelock-tugging are over. It's as if all is thought about Pippa is her taut bum and her in-laws. Which is a good combination to me. However, Pippa seems to hold her own. Still, that was a pretty steep advance ... for advice. Pippa MiddletonBAUER-GRIFFIN...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.13.2012
The Royal family do not wish sister-in-law, Pippa Middleton,  to tour and talk on her book promotion. Me - I would keep on the good side of the Royal family. Better friends with HM than enemies. The eventual prospects will be better.     A photo from Pippa's book makes it clear this...
earl-merkel's picture
Aug.07.2012
In this Jubilee Year of Queen Elizabeth, a photo that explains why there's NO WAY she's going to retire. Ever. Among the various captions --some of them decidedly NSFV-- that have been suggested for this photo, currently making its way around the Internet, my favorite remains my own, Olympic-themed...
luke-james's picture
Mar.11.2012
THE ROYAL FAMILY My good friend Jack Boulware just emailed me and asked my opinion (presumably as a British ex-pat) about an article in the UK newspaper, The Spectator. The article takes the form of a for-and-against debate, in Diamond Jubilee year, about whether Britain has declined under...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.20.2011
Her subjects loved her. She was Elizabeth (1837-1898), Queen of Hungary, Empress of Austria and daughter of the Bavarian King. Elizabeth saw that the etiquette of the Imperial Court was too strict so against the opposition of other Nobles, she tried to change it. Her only son died under “tragic...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.18.2011
Besides beauty and kindness? Well, over four hundred years. Kate also has a husband whom she loves and whom loves her back. Elizabeth I never married and it wasn’t until she was fifty-years-old that people finally quit speculating about her marrying. Though she toyed with marriage proposals for...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.17.2011
Elizabeth II was the presumed heir to the throne as a child so was carefully coached, including being shown secret state papers when she was appointed a councilor of state when she was only eighteen. At an even younger age, sixteen, she held the position of colonel of the Grenadier Guards (an...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Aug.03.2011
Arnold Jansen op de Haar reports: ‘You can’t live on nostalgia,’ someone told my publisher last Saturday on Portobello Market. They were talking about The Travel Bookshop, which is for sale. Yes indeed, Hugh Grant’s shop in the film Notting Hill. Royal families make a good living out of nostalgia...