Mary Killen

Mary Killen writes The Spectator's Dear Mary column.

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Dear Mary: Should I give weekend guests paper napkins or napkin rings?

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Q. I have a hatred of paper napkins – eating outside, they blow away; inside, people drop them on the…

Dear Mary: How do I curb my brother’s unsavoury language?

22 October 2022 9:00 am

Q. My brother, who lives in southern France, uses unsavoury words to gain my attention, such as ‘infernal swine’, ‘schweinhund’…

Dear Mary: how can I snoop on my neighbour’s house?

15 October 2022 9:00 am

Q. I am at the stage of my life where I am often sending presents to newborn babies. These presents…

Dear Mary: Why aren’t I getting more Instagram ‘likes’?

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Q. As a novice user of Instagram I was flattered at how quickly I gathered followers – 200 already. Many…

Dear Mary: How do I get out of a friend’s bad birthday party?

1 October 2022 9:00 am

Q. I shall be spending more time in the company of newer acquaintances in the West Country and would appreciate…

Dear Mary: is it OK for guests to steal pears at Glyndebourne?

24 September 2022 9:00 am

Q. We have been invited to a small but formal dinner in the presence of someone who has been a…

Dear Mary: How do I confront my husband without telling him I hacked his emails?

17 September 2022 9:00 am

Q. The Queen had the knack of making you feel that you were the only person in the room. At…

Dear Mary: How do I get my friends to leave after a dinner party?

10 September 2022 9:00 am

Q. We have made available our mews cottage – 30 yards from our main house – to a woman with…