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The many lives of George Weidenfeld, legendary publisher and ladies’ man

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Born in a poor quarter of Vienna, the refugee took London by storm, married four times, survived financial ruin and died eulogised the world over

The myth of American freedom

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Gstaad Imagine a beautiful, sexy woman, an Ava Gardner or a Lily James, with a wart on the end of…


Trump’s story is still not over

26 November 2020 4:00 am

The triumphant ululations of the almost unanimous Trump-hating media of America and much of the world did not clarify the…

Did Panorama use tabloid methods to lure Diana?

31 October 2020 9:00 am

As time passes, there is — blessedly — ever less need to pay attention to ‘untold’ stories about Diana, Princess…

What Barbara Black’s choice of friends says about her

19 September 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad   I’m not usually nonplussed, but this is very strange: the memoir of Barbara Black, the wife of my…