‘Mummy, why does that lady have pink hair?’ I heard a little girl ask her mum next to me in the salon. I was going full-on bald – the surest way to tell the world I was a cancer patient.
For the last few years – let’s call them The Tinder Years – I’ve been longing to return to the Jane Austen era of good old-fashioned courting.
I’m not a wife, but I admit
there’s something I find quite
fascinating about adultery and
forbidden passion, particularly
that of the female kind
Toibin really captures the essence of womanhood and the difficulties of becoming a widow, particularly in Sixties Ireland.
Jude took me back to summers gone by and, as her days on Sark came to an end, I wanted time to stand still for her. Because you know once you step on that plane home, nothing will ever be the same again.
Likeable from the start, self-
deprecating Karen is in stark contrast to the protagonist of Straight White Male, the 44-year-old woman-hating, porn-watching Irish writer Kennedy Marr. It’s a bit like Bridget Jones Vs Don Draper, only Kennedy lacks the charm of the latter.
With the sun taking his hat on and off more often than a Victorian gentleman, us Britons need to make the most of the time we can get outdoors. Here’s the lowdown on the UK’s finest open-air pools
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