Alison Weir: ‘I hope that with the ending of the recession things will improve for publishers. After all, people will always want to read books.’

Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include several works of non-fiction – Britain’s Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Childre(...)

Crews prepare to compete at the Henley Royal Regatta yesterday. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Three Castles, a Blessington club only three years in existence, opened their first campaign at Henley Royal Regatta yesterday with an impressive win(...)

Belle

Our American chums have gone nuts for Belle. Who can blame them? Corsets and big houses and heaving bosoms? Oh, my, if it isn’t everything we’ve co(...)