MASK OF VIRTUE - Doing your own thing is no substitute for conventional good manners, says Anthony Lejeune. He takes a look at the principles and the business of learning the rules that make life tolerable One and three-quarter pages
SAYING GOODBYE TO THE SHRIMPS ROTHSCHILD - Slimness is one of the great modern fads. We are urged from all sides to lose weight; over £40 million a year is spent on slimming foods alone. But how effective are diets, massage, exercise? Once you have lost weight, can you stay slim? We asked six people to tighten their belts, and followed their losses, gains, agonies and angsts. Featuring Denis Curtis, Susan Egerton-Jones, Patricia Hope, Mrs Courtenay Edwards, Sally Beauman, John Anstey Four and three-quarter pages
PERIODS OF ARCHITECTURE: ELIZABETHAN - Few churches were built, but many houses - great mansions for great men, and small manors for those who emulated them. Stockbrokers and publicans may have given Tudor architecture a bad name, but John Betjeman, continuing his series on English building, shows it benefitting from inherited skills and displaying an exuberance all of its own 5 pages
IDENTIFICATION - A short story by Giles Gordon 2 pages
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