Monday, 2 October 2006

Lime-green Capri pants

Among our new biographies - the private lives of Impressionists, branded lunatics by their contemporaries and celebrated by chocolate-box makers ever since; young Bill Bryson and the Sacred Jersey of Zap; how young Audrey Hepburn was discovered by Colette; Gertrude Bell (archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer and mountaineer); and the Queen Mother, who adored Margaret Thatcher and disliked Germans.

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