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Fall and decline

After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque through Revolution and War by Helen Rappaport reviewed

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In our narcissistic age, nothing beats good manners

If nasty people want to get on, they should work out that politeness pays

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Europe

The truth about Prince Philip’s ‘gaffes’

I realized afterwards that all his so-called ‘gaffes’ were quite the reverse. They were masterclasses in putting people at their ease

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Books

Their Majesties the Presidents

Gimson’s Presidents: Brief Lives from Washington to Trump by Andrew Gimson reviewed

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Why would anyone want to work from home?

My love affair with the office

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Books

How are the mighty fallen

The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History by Greg Woolf reviewed

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Fatal attraction

William Woodward had it all — until he met the socially ambitious showgirl Ann Eden

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Manners maketh America

It’s in everyone’s interest to resist rudeness

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Politics

No presidency for old men

Instead of coming away from my accidental meeting with Bernie dazzled, I left feeling sorry for him. He looked like an exhausted old man

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Home

Show off and tell: the sad death of inconspicuous consumption

While I was in Manhattan I was dropped by my New Yorker girlfriend for not being rich enough

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Europe

Meghan Markle and the return of American Anglophilia

Prince Harry’s imminent wedding to Meghan Markle will reinvigorate the dying special relationship between Britain and America. It is a boost for the fading American regard for the monarchy. In America, the mother country is increasingly the forgotten country – and it has been fading for a century, ever since the First World War. As […]

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