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Green is good For living rooms, while grey remains the default choice, accents of green are being introduced as a great way to add a sense of drama. (...)

Raine, Countess Spencer is one of those names that seems vaguely familiar. She was a member of English ‘high society’ in the late 20th century best kn(...)

File photograph of Jackie Collins who has died aged 77 after a   battle with breast cancer. Photograph: PA

Can “filthy and disgusting” be bettered as an epitaph? Maybe not. Jackie Collins, who passed away from breast cancer in LA this weekend, was thus des(...)

Alexis Stamatis: ‘There is a bunch of very important Greek authors, which will never be known abroad unless the Greek state stops treating the publishing industry as something useless.’ Photograph: alexistamatis2.blogspot.ie

Alexis Stamatis is a Greek novelist, poet and playwright. He is best known for his 2000 bestselling novel Bar Flaubert, which has been translated into(...)

Helen Mirren: so low-maintenance she often cuts her own hair

At 68, Helen Mirren is one of those women who seem to get better-looking as they age. Who can forget the famous red bikini photo? The secret behind(...)

Usually when she’s quoted, it’s “Queen of the bonkbuster Jilly Cooper” or even Jilly “bonkbuster” Cooper, as if the word for naughty – but not (...)