Archive for: September 2014

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On the Road – With My Mum

After the death of her father, Jane Hill decided to take her mum on the US road trip they’d always dreamed of. What could possibly go wrong...
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Mothers of Monsters: Women and Gothic Fiction

As a new exhibition devoted to all things goth opens at the British Library, Tina Jackson shines a light on the women writers that shaped the...
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A Sporting Chance

Where are women judged solely on their performance? Clare Balding knows a place.
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Victim blaming rears its ugly head again

When the Thai Prime Minister addressed the recent murder of two young Brits in his country, he appeared to blame Hannah Witheridge, one of the victims...
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The Upside of Being A Cunning Linguist

September 26 was International Day of European Languages. Did you notice? Mais non? Then Maureen Younger wants a word with you.
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A Letter to Dawn French

Spurred on by a casual meeting, Sadie Hasler finally writes the letter she's always meant to write to Dawn French - her inspiration, not just...
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What’s My Secret?

If you have flawless skin, the chances are Celia Pacquola's already noticed it. The comedian talks beauty notions, strange lotions and itsy, ...
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Don’t You Know That They’re Toxic?

BFFs are so passé; what you really need to look out for are TFFs – Toxic Friends Forever. Andi Osho wonders who’s to blame when friendsh...
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Breaking the Cycle of Child Marriage

More than 700 million people around the world were married as children. If we really want to end child marriage, says Bisha Ali, we need to c...
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Cakehole

Prolific baker Isabel Fay gives her sweet creations the added ingredient of a backstory. This divine chocolate fudge cake is inspired by cat ...