The Fat Jew
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The Fat Jew

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‘Notes on the Death of Culture’, by Mario Vargas Llosa

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Hotel insider: the future of B&B

After designing and managing some of the world’s hippest hotels, two industry veterans have turned their attention to the humble bed and breakfast

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The queen of haute jewellery

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Britain’s finest sporting moments

Matthew Engel on cricket, and the nation’s sometimes troubled relationship with its sporting heroes

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Abi Morgan: ‘I can’t not be a feminist’

The writer’s play ‘Splendour’ and film ‘Suffragette’ portray women on the front line of political change

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