Chef and hotelier Michael Caines in the drawing room at Lympstone Manor, his hotel and restaurant on the south Devon coast.

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Jennifer Musa photographed in 2005. The one-time nurse from Co Kerry was the poverty-hit province’s first female MP, once ran an ice-factory and defied local traditions by refusing to cover her head with a veil. Photograph: AFP

Kerry nurse Jennifer Musa became a widely loved peacemaker in Balochistan, now one of the four provinces of Pakistan. She promoted women’s rights in t(...)

Property investment: it’s an activity that has to be kept a shameful secret. Illustration:  Pablo Blasberg/Ikon/Getty

The innocent-looking word “property” once stopped me being accepted into Oxford University. I was 16 and had applied to read law at Exeter College. As(...)