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On the 30th anniversary of Daphne du Maurier's death, Andrew Watts tells how the great writer was originally a Cornwall tourist - just like the outsiders she attacked in her books
Leslie Phillips turns 95 today. Alice Pitman speaks to him about his colourful and varied eighty-year career, which has been so much more than a few ‘Ding dongs’...
It was not until he reached middle age that John McEwen realised how much of his surviving sense of wonder he owed to ‘BB’, author of The Little Grey Men
Philip Purser remembers Nicholas Bentley's Beastly Birthday Book
Sister Teresa on the supper at Emmaus
We know the Easter story. But what about all the figures in biblical and classical pictures? Laura Freeman gives her gallery tips
Da Vinci died 500 years ago this May. Alexander Hope looks at the Last Supper - which took place on the Thursday before the Resurrection
Harry Mount on how the National Churches Trust is helping preserve our heritage
Rare birds and flora, deserted sandy beaches and woodland gardens are only some of the delights of this island, where a literary festival is also held, writes Ian Irvine
Of course not, says Harry Mount. But there are a handful of buildings in the world, like Notre-Dame, whose destruction is a universal blow to humanity
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