At a tea junction?

At a tea junction?

Are you at a tea junction? Go right. Do you remember Blue Nun? In the 1970s, it was the must-drink white wine, which my grandmother craved with Sunday lunch. By the 1980s, we’d turned our backs on that “dreadful sweet stuff,” and were jumping on the Piat D’Or bandwagon. So smooth … so sophisticated… We […]

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Book Club: a Peak District secret

Book Club: a Peak District secret

Where is this book club hiding? Derbyshire, with its wild moors and romantic scenery, is full of literary inspiration. It’s been home to writers as diverse as Hilary Mantel, DH Lawrence and Alison Uttley and has been the setting for many a classic novel. And it’s home, too, to the friendly, amusing, insightful, argumentative and […]

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