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Chronicles of the Oldie youngster abroad
It is four decades since Elvis Presley, the quintessential American, died. Yet his roots lie in the British Isles, reveals Andrew M Brown
The setting of Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby exceeds Paul Bailey's expectations – he seems a long way away from the America of Donald Trump
Just imagine the time you save by never going online
Reporting the death of Diana, 20 years ago, belongs to another age - one of faxes, francs and analogue phones. That night, amid conflicting accounts, the BBC's John Curran had to think fast
Kenneth Cranham was Joe Orton's favourite actor. He saw the writer courted by the Beatles, as his plays flourished on stage and screen - while Orton's boyfriend, maddened by failure, descended into a green-eyed rage
At 92, Thelma Ruby is still bewitching audiences
A speckled pattern on the petals and a delicate lily-of-the-valley fragrance are what make up the tiger lily
Don’t be sceptical about listening to running commentaries on art
Once the preserve of Ascot and the Derby, the top hat is taking festivals by storm
The Hepworth Wakefield is a worthy museum of the year - and it's energised the city
Kissinger moved to America 79 years ago but his English is still hard to understand
The original matchmaking agency, dating back to the 1939 war years. It scandalised officials – ‘It’s a high-class brothel!’ – but triumphantly set up three thousand marriages.
'From their rhetoric, you’d think these companies were conjuring up the agora of Socrates, the workshops of Renaissance Florence or the coffee shops of 18th century Edinburgh. In fact, they are building 21st-century office parks.'
As is now customary, the Queen’s latest honours list followed in the footsteps of The Oldie.
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