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Nancy Astor – letter and article on a unique glass ceiling breaker

Here is some news on two pieces I have written about Nancy Astor. ARTICLE The recent book “Mistresses of Cliveden” includes several chapters on one of the iconic house’s most colourful occupants, Nancy Astor. Lady Astor, a Christian Scientist, was the first woman to take a seat in the British parliament and the book rightly reflects a complex character, whose […]

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Media watch: Is “but” a loaded word?

It certainly can be.  Let me illustrate.  The Daily Mail has published an interesting historical article on American women who married into landed but often cash-strapped British Society at the beginning of last century. It is entitled “Cash for titles: The Billion Dollar Ladies“, and is ably authored by television producer and writer Daisy Goodwin. It […]

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