The Daily Telegraph magazine - 27 October 1972 Good condition for age - yellowing to page edges - some light creasing
THE TEN-YEAR TEST OF FREEDOM - Ten to fifteen years ago a whole flurry of former colonies of Britain and other countries achieved independence. How have they fared? How many have become really free and democratic - and how many less so? One of the most stable of these territories is Jamaica, which celebrated ten years of independence this year. How has this small island coped with running its own affairs? What are its problems? James Cameron returned to the island where is nothing a bit of singing won't cure 5¼ pages
V. S. NAIPAUL - Behind the beautiful writing of V. S. Naipaul, who has won more literary awards than any other British author, is a strong but elusive personality. Now, although only 40, he says the time to "go silent" has come. A profile by Paul Theroux 2 pages
FRAGMENTS FROM THE FORTUNY RAINBOW - Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo's dresses are works of art which have taken a place in some of this century's greatest literature and in the wardrobes of some of the most beautiful women in the world. Now, for the first time in Britain, ten of these dresses - some are 60 years old - are to be auctioned, together with other items from Fortuny's own collection. Fortuny's name is relatively unfamiliar today, but his techniques of dyeing and pleating predated modern methods by decades and in Twenties and Thirties it was ever woman's ambition to own a Fortuny gown. Sheila Hale recalls the work of the man nicknamed "the little Leonardo". Photographs by David Bailey 4¾ pages
POTTED IN A PLEASANT PLACE - In the Perfect World everyone is happy, and everything is organised and good. Approaching Pleasantville, Westchester County, is something like approaching the Perfect World. It is the headquarters of the Reader's Digest, protected in its landscaped gardens from creeping pollution, directed in its policy of editorial altruism by its founders DeWitt and Lila Wallace. This year marks its fiftieth anniversary. In its life-span the magazine and its owners have moved from basement to colonial mansion, gathering en route one of the largest collections of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art in the world. The "Little Magazine" now sells over 29 million copies in 13 languages 5½ pages
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