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Anya Hindmarch and the art of the apostrophe

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 15th November 2011

During my short-lived teaching career I was taken aback by my students’ poor grasp of basic grammar. Many of them avoided capital letters like the plague, used commas instead of full-stops and as for semi-colons, well, forget it. So maybe St Paul’s School for Girls, one of the most successful schools in the country, is on to something with its decision to run traditional grammar lessons for pupils aged 11 ...keep reading

Bicester Village – like Bond Street in the country

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 8th October 2011

When I moved to Oxfordshire a few years back I was amazed to discover we had the out-of-town equivalent of Bond Street on our doorstep. Bicester Village looks like a quaint New England street, all white clapboard shop-fronts and tasteful landscaping, but in reality it’s a shoppers’ paradise just two miles off the M40. The 130 or so shops include all the names fashionistas worth their salt dream about, from ...keep reading