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How Netflix’s Persuasion talks over Jane Austen’s novelAnne Eliot, the heroine of Jane Austen’s last and greatest novel, Persuasion, is described as possessing “an elegance of mind and sweetness of character”, something that seems to have been forgotten in Netflix’s new adaptation (available from Friday). This Anne – portrayed by Dakota Johnson – is liable to make a fool of herself, prone […]
Inspiring books about gardening for lazy daysOscar Wilde famously said, “the Book of Life begins in a garden”. He was speaking about the Paradise myth in the first book of Genesis, but in fact most of the world’s great religions have featured a garden as a sacred space. Gardens have featured in civilisations from the very earliest times, and I don’t […]
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How to prepare your kids for travellingWhether you’ve got a short or long-haul trip planned, you can never be too prepared especially when travelling with children. And it’s best to make children aware as soon as possible about the trip ahead to not only get them excited but ease any anxieties they may have.
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Life Lessons with Oliver Burkeman, 9 September 2022Burkeman has shelved the need for top tips for productivity and will share how we can understand our time on this earth, how that understanding can positively impact how we live our lives for the better and the journey that Oliver experienced to come to this realisation.
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Life Lessons with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, 9 September 2022Hear first-hand on the medical theory that Dr. Chatterjee has dedicated his life to, how he reached this discovery, and hear his insights into the science of happiness and the simple ways to put yourself back in control of your health