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Letters to Camondo by Edmund de Waal review

This beautiful book by the author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, about the banking family known as the ‘Rothschilds of the East’ opens a window onto an entire lost world, says Ian Thomson


‘Vile’ trolls would have broken Captain Tom Moore’s heart - daughter

His daughter said: “I couldn’t tell him, because how do you rationalise to a 100-year-old man that something so incredibly good can attract such horror? “

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20 lockdown-friendly activities to help you survive half term

Parenting guru Maggie Bolger - founder of family members’ club Maggie and Rose and soon-to-launch b_together - has some ingenious tips for stressed out parents staring down the barrel of another lockdown school holiday

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Gadgets for carving out some Christmas calm

This year’s Christmas will be smaller and shorter, but that doesn’t mean it’ll be less stressful

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How to learn the art of confrontation this Christmas

Dreading the inevitable family clashes round the dinner table? It’s OK to challenge other people’s opinions, says Katie Strick