A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

In our monthly feature on classic literature Max Feldman is haunted by the spectres of poverty and inequality as  he uncovers the origins of Charles Dickens’  A Christmas Carol initially released on December 19th 1843. A Christmas Carol’ is so embedded into our cultural DNA that there are many people...

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World Festivities

World Festivities

The holiday season around the world By Catherine Godlewsky Chirstmas is perhaps the most popular Christian holiday. Non-christians also celebrate it in part, making up a total of 2 billion people worldwide. Nearly every culture and creed has exciting  holidays and traditions during winter season, and some of these are...

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Christmas Ghosts

Christmas Ghosts

As this year grinds to an end, you’re not alone in thinking “thank fuck for that.” It is a truth almost universally acknowledged that 2016 has been one of the crappest in recent history. Now, when the media traditionally do their rundowns of the year, all they can show is...

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Afternoon Tea, the Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge

Afternoon Tea, the Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge

The Capital is one of only 3 “Pride of Britain” hotels located in the centre of town, and they all have an element of Edwardian country house elegance to them. Nathan Outlaw, renowned fish specialist, heads up the fine dining kitchen, but for this seasonal afternoon tea Claire Clarke has...

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