Elizabeth Taylor

From Cleopatra to Elizabeth Taylor, women have found jewels irresistible

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Helen Molesworth has produced a magnificent history of gemstones – their symbolism, provenance, and the legends surrounding the best ones

Why are we so squeamish about describing women’s everyday experiences?

20 May 2023 9:00 am

Philip Hensher discusses how words relating to women’s ordinary experiences have been shrouded in euphemism over the centuries

Riveting and sumptuous: The Motive and the Cue, at the Lyttelton Theatre, reviewed

13 May 2023 9:00 am

The Motive and the Cue breaches the inviolable sanctity of the rehearsal room. The play, set in New York in…

The day Elizabeth Taylor kidnapped my daughter

7 May 2022 9:00 am

New York Back in the good old days the Carlyle Hotel on Manhattan’s Upper East Side was the hotel for…

I rode my own racehorse and was changed for ever

10 October 2015 9:00 am

‘The last owner who tried to ride his own horse got tanked,’ said the trainer, looking up at me as…