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Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive home
INSIDER/Bill Bostock London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  Toprak Mansion, sitting at 46A The Bishops Avenue, was built by extravagant Turkish entrepreneur Halis Toprak in the 1990s. It was the scene of an epic celebrity party when it set a new record as the most expensive home ever sold in the UK, after changing hands in 2008 for £50 million ($75 million.) This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. The most jaw-dropping of the 66 mansions on London's lavish Billionaires Row is Toprak Mansion, at number 46A. Built by extravagant Turkish entrepreneur Halis Toprak in the 1990s, Toprak Mansion is eye-catching in the way architects and estate agents try to avoid.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A 45-year-long study discovered trends in successful hyper-intelligent childrenSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops AvenueInside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold itThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops Avenue
INSIDER/Bill Bostock London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  At 9 The Bishops Avenue, author Salman Rushdie lived in secret for a decade, after Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a call for him to be killed. Rushdie, under the protection of the UK government, lived in the mansion at the UK taxpayer's expense for eight years. Insider spoke to the architect who built the fortress for Rushdie, about reinforcing the home with bullet-proof glass, enhanced outer walls, and accommodation for six live-in police officers. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. On Valentine's Day 1989 Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini told the world he had issued the death penalty for Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses." Khomeini said the book was "against Islam, the Prophet, and the Koran," and that the price of the offense was Rushdie's life. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: People are still debating the pink or grey sneaker, 2 years after it went viral. Here's the real color explained.See Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive homeInside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold itThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The grand home of Britain's first porn baron, who quit school at 15, built a media empire, then sold it
Getty A mile-long road in London has been the city's "Billionaires Row" since World War II: a destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  The newspaper baron Richard Desmond has lived on The Bishops Avenue since 2004, one of very few residents to own a home under his own name. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. In 1966, Richard Desmond quit school in north London at the age of 15 to become a drummer. In May 2019, the now-67-year-old has a mansion on The Bishops Avenue — London's Billionaires Row — and commands a personal fortune estimated around $1 billion. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: A podiatrist explains heel spurs, the medical condition Trump said earned him a medical deferment from VietnamSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: This garish mansion has hosted Mikhail Gorbachev and Simon Cowell and was once Britain's most expensive homeInside London's Billionaires Row: Salman Rushdie's one-time fortified safe house at 9 The Bishops AvenueThe New Zealand man accused of murdering backpacker Grace Millane after a Tinder date said he arranged another date while she lay dead next to him
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement pool
INSIDER/Bill Bostock A mile-long road in London has been the city's Billionaires Row since World War II: the capital's destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal scooped up the Summer Palace in 1996 with cash from his 38% share in ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, of which he is also CEO. The Summer Palace has 12 bathrooms, six reception rooms, and a basement with a swimming pool,  jacuzzi and steam room, accessed by a glass elevator. This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. Lakshmi Mittal was named as the UK's fifth-richest man in 2018, with a net worth of nearly £16 billion ($20.5 billion) accrued from his role as CEO of ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker.  And one of the ways he put his wealth to use was acquiring a 25,000 sq-ft, 11-bedroom mansion on The Bishops Avenue — London's Billionaires Row.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Here's how to escape a flooding vehicleSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead miceInside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a monthBill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a month
Courtesy of The Ability Group A mile-long road in London has been the city's "Billionaire's Row" since the World War II: a destination for luxury, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  Insider has profiled key residents of The Bishops Avenue in a series of articles after revealing that the vast majority of mansions on the street are owned by shell corporations. In 2016 Justin Bieber was on his iconic "Purpose" tour. His base for the UK dates was Heath Hall, a £25 million ($32 million,) 27,000 sq-ft mansion on The Bishops Avenue. This post is part of an interactive series by Insider profiling Billionaires Row. On October 12, 2016, schoolkids at Highgate School, a distinguished private school with playing fields at the end of The Bishops Avenue, were midway through soccer training when two figures strode across the grass. The larger was one of the world's most successful talent managers, Scooter Braun, the other was Justin Bieber. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: How to find water when you're stuck in the desertSee Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead miceInside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement poolHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Inside London's Billionaires Row: The cavernous mansion once owned by the Saudi royal family, left to rot, and now home to squatters and dead mice
Graham Robertson London's most notorious pocket of luxury real estate is a mile-long road of mansions known as "Billionaires Row." It has a reputation for money, scandal, murder, and secrecy.  The Towers is the largest mansion ont he road, and is now rotten, overgrown, and falling apart. It was once owned by actress Gracie Fields. Saudi royals bought it in 1989, but never seem to have showed up. It has stood derelict for years. This post is part of an interactive Insider series profiling Billionaires Row. The largest, most secretive, and most imposing property on The Bishops Avenue — known better as London's Billionaires Row — is The Towers. Even though it is falling apart. The mansion was one of 10 homes on the road bought by the Saudi royal family in 1989, against a tense geopolitical backdrop that would result in Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the first Gulf War.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Most maps of Louisiana aren't entirely right. Here's what the state really looks like.See Also:Inside London's Billionaires Row: Heath Hall, the mansion-for-hire that Justin Bieber rented for $140,000 a monthInside London's Billionaires Row: A steel tycoon's 'Summer Palace' with 12 bathrooms and a basement poolHere's what it was like on board Qantas' first nonstop, 19-hour flight from London to Sydney
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Swedbank pledges prompt release of money laundering probe
Swedbank pledged on Wednesday to conclude an internal probe into alleged money laundering at the Swedish lender by early next year, and said it was unaware of any breaches of U.S. sanctions after a broadcaster alleged such a lapse.
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Unions up ante at South African Airways as finances approach crunch
Unions are escalating a crippling strike at South African Airways (SAA) after talks broke down, leaving the state-run carrier at risk of liquidation without a government guarantee to secure bank funding, a board member said.
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Flare-up of Sino-U.S. tensions over Hong Kong knocks world shares off 22-month high
World stocks were knocked off 22-month highs on Wednesday as a renewed flare-up in Sino-U.S. tensions and the creeping return of U.S. recession fears fueled a bid for bonds and other "safe" assets such as gold.
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Voters voice doubts over impeachment hearings: 'This is just useless politics'
Many voters in Georgia doubt anything will change when the impeachment hearings conclude.
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Report: Man City to Offer Raheem Sterling New Contract Amid Real Madrid Rumours
Manchester City are reportedly ready to reward Raheem Sterling's outstanding recent form with a new contract...
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'Pretty cool' - LeBron James sets NBA triple-double record
LeBron James becomes the first player in NBA history to score a triple-double against every team in the league after helping the LA Galaxy beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-107.
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Tottenham Hotspur Taps Mourinho as New Manager
Spurs had fired Mauricio Pochettino as manager a day before after five years.
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U.S. FAA head says will be tougher on the certification of the Boeing 777x
The head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the FAA will be tougher on the certification of the Boeing 777x, speaking at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday.
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Bolivia crisis: Death toll rises as security forces overwhelm protesters near La Paz
Three people were killed Tuesday when Bolivian security services attempted to clear a path for gas tanks to leave the Senkata gas plant near La Paz.
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UPDATE 2-Twitter says Conservatives misled public, minister says voters "don't give a toss"
Twitter accused Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday of misleading the public during a televised election debate, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said voters did not care about the cut and thrust of social media.
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Paula Radcliffe to coach Jordan Hasay, ex-Nike Oregon Project athlete
Britain's former marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is to coach US runner Jordan Hasay, who has left the disbanded Nike Oregon Project.
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Refer a friend: can an app tackle the social care recruitment crisis?
Referral app rewards staff who encourage friends and family to apply for vacant rolesFrom Penzance to Perth, a dire shortage of staff has deepened a crisis in adult social care already struggling to cope with a decade of cuts to budgets, rising demand for services and continued absence of sorely-needed reform.Latest figures show that almost 1.5 million people work in the care sector in England alone. Yet many of the workforce feel undervalued, resulting in annual turnover exceeding 30% and 122,000 vacancies. The impact is seen in long waits for homecare packages, delayed hospital discharges and care home closures. Continue reading...
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Football rumours: where next for Mauricio Pochettino?
Former Spurs manager will not be kicking his heels for longA world of infinite possibility has suddenly opened up for Tottenham Hotspur Mauricio Pochettino. The former Spurs boss – and yes it does feel strange suddenly saying that – is unlikely to be kicking his heels for long. Bayern Munich currently have an interim manager in the shape of Hans-Dieter Flick, while Zinedine Zidane and Ole Gunnar Solksjær’s coats hang on a shoogly peg at Real Madrid and Manchester United respectively. Ears will be pricking up all over the shop. There’s also been talk of Arsenal and Barcelona, but, again respectively, come off it and come on. Related: Spurs’ sacking of Mauricio Pochettino is brutal but oddly inevitable | Barney Ronay Continue reading...
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PG&E Begins Mass Power Shutoffs in California Over Fire Danger
Cuts are planned for 18 Northern and central California counties
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Hong Kong students' sewer escape thwarted; row with Britain grows
Some anti-government protesters trapped inside a Hong Kong university on Wednesday tried to flee through the sewers, where one student said she saw snakes, but fireman prevented the escape by blocking a trapdoor into the system.
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Ex-Worker at U.K. Consulate in Hong Kong Says China Tortured Him
Simon Cheng spoke out publicly for the first time since he was detained in early August at the end of a business trip from Hong Kong to mainland China.
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Jury Awards $58 Million to Families in Lawsuit Against Body Donation Facility Accused of Fraud
The now-closed Biological Resource Center of Arizona claimed donated bodies would be used for medical research
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11 killed in Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria
The Israeli military said it hit multiple targets belonging to Iran’s elite Quds force in Syria.
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Former UK consulate employee says Chinese secret police tortured him
A former employee of Britain’s Hong Kong consulate said Chinese secret police beat him, deprived him of sleep and chained him as they pressed him for information about activists leading the pro-democracy protests, the BBC and Wall Street Journal reported.
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Labour’s vision has a commonsense jewel at its heart: universal services | Frances Ryan
In a country where poor people are doing DIY dentistry, the idea has a human as well as financial valueWhen Labour releases its manifesto on Thursday, all eyes will be on the policies, from high-speed broadband, scrapping prescription charges and ending tuition fees to free dental check-ups. What’s really interesting, though, isn’t the policies themselves but the principle that binds them: universal services.Be it healthcare or access to the internet, the message that comes with these measures is one of collective politics – the notion that the state has a duty to provide top-rate services for all, and that a society is better when it pools resources to ensure no one misses out. Continue reading...
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Twitter accuses Tories of misleading public in 'factcheck' row
Conservatives under fire after rebranding account as factchecking service during leaders’ debateLatest election news - live updatesTwitter has accused the Conservatives of misleading the public after they rebranded one of their official party accounts to make it look like a factchecking service during the ITV leaders’ debate.The party was widely criticised on Tuesday night when it temporarily changed the name of its Conservative Campaign Headquarters press office Twitter account, which is followed by nearly 76,000 users, to factcheckUK from its usual CCHQPress. Continue reading...
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This hotel room costs $1 a night. The catch? You have to livestream your stay
When 27-year-old Tetsuya Inoue began running Asahi Ryokan -- the Fukuoka, Japan hotel owned by his grandmother last year -- he wondered how he could improve business in the new economy.
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Strike certificate issued at South Africa's Comair: union
A strike certificate has been issued at South African airline Comair as part of a secondary strike against South African Airways, a spokeswoman for the National Union of Metalworkers South Africa said on Wednesday.
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REFILE--Swedbank says it is not aware of alleged violation of U.S. sanctions
Swedbank said on Wednesday it was not aware of any violations by the bank of U.S. sanctions against Russia but said it continued to investigate money laundering after a Swedish television report that alleged such a breach.
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Patrick Kluivert Says Ansu Fati May Need to Drop Down to Barcelona B Team
Ansu Fati may have to drop down to the Barcelona B side in order to get regular game time, according to Blaugrana academy director Patrick Kluivert...
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Emilia Clarke: Nude Game of Thrones scenes were 'hard'
The actress, who played Daenerys in the HBO show, says we live in "shifting times for nudity".
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Emirates president says to restart airline expansion by early 2020s
Emirates airline will restart its expansion by the early 2020s, company President Tim Clark said on Wednesday at the Dubai Airshow.
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UK outraged at 'torture' of ex-Hong Kong consulate employee
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Wednesday condemned China's treatment of a former employee of Britain's Hong Kong consulate who told a newspaper Chinese secret police beat him as they sought information about pro-democracy protests in the former British colony.
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Brazil Manager Tite Defends Limited Rodrygo Minutes in International Friendlies
Brazil manager Tite has said patience is required with Real Madrid forward Rodrygo Goes after he received limited playing time during the recent international break...
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Knicks’ David Fizdale relying on Marcus Morris’ leadership
Marcus Morris has been keeping David Fizdale up at night — not as a headache, but as a source to lessen the Knicks coach’s worries. “Always,” Fizdale said. “I mean, it’s like I almost expect to get a text from Marcus at night: ‘Coach, what do you need for the next day? What do you...
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The Copenhagen house that's probably the best children's home in the world | Clare Considine and Helen Russell
In Denmark, children’s homes are places of stability, comfort and support. Now a British entrepreneur is bringing the model to the UKA dolls’ house with shutters on the windows and tendrils of ivy painted on the walls stands opposite a dressing table adorned with stickers, trinkets and coloured hair-clips.The room’s occupant is gesturing with sparkly nails, giving a tour of the premises and explaining how she picked out her own furniture and fittings from Ikea when she first arrived. Continue reading...
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How to watch the November Democratic debate
The debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will start at 9 p.m. ET, last for two hours and will be hosted at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.       
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Strikes at Lufthansa units possible despite arbitration: union
Strikes at Lufthansa units Eurowings, Germanwings Cityline and Sunexpress remain possible despite arbitration talks at the German carrier, a spokesman for trade union UFO said on Wednesday.
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Charities call for end to 'gagging law' in run-up to elections
NGO leaders say Lobbying Act stops them from representing the most vulnerable in society Latest election news – live updatesLeading charities are calling on the next government to lift the legal gag which prevents them from campaigning for the poor and marginalised in society.Heads of non-governmental organisations, including Friends of the Earth, Shelter, Liberty, End Violence Against Women, the Quakers and the Howard League, have written to all the main political parties calling for greater freedom to speak out. Continue reading...
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New York college student, 20, falls to death while hiking
A group was exploring old cement caves and trails at a Kingston park but got lost and were returning along a cliff when the student fell.
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Donald Trump tariff threat hangs over global stock markets – business live
Rolling coverage of markets, economics and business news as shares in Asia fall 7.50am GMT Twitter has rebuked the Conservative party for misleading the public by changing its account name to “factcheckUK” during Tuesday evening’s general election debate.With the exceptions of Facebook and perhaps Google, Twitter is arguably the most powerful private company when it comes to the general election. The US social network has banned political advertising, but it usually steers clear of policing content or making decisions about “fake news” from politicians.Twitter is committed to facilitating healthy debate throughout the UK general election.We have global rules in place that prohibit behaviour that can mislead people, including those with verified accounts. Any further attempts to mislead people by editing verified profile information - in a manner seen during the UK Election Debate - will result in decisive corrective action. Related: General election: Tories misled public with 'factcheck' stunt, says Twitter – live news 7.37am GMT Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.A look at Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is enough to tell you that the US president has other things (impeachment) on his mind, but behind the scenes the wheels are still turning on trade negotiations between the US and China.If we don’t make a deal with China, I’ll just raise the tariffs even higher.My early assessment is that we have not found the right balance between getting the benefits of Group scale and staying close to local markets. We are suffering from organisational complexity, and we are trying to do too much at once with multiple large-scale initiatives running in parallel. Continue reading...
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Vegan outcry forces vet school to nix nude calendar photo
The image sparked a backlash online after the Veterinary Vegan Network condemned it.
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Spurs appoint Mourinho as head coach
Jose Mourinho has been hired as the next head coach of Tottenham Hotspur, the English soccer club has announced.
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Two U.S. military members killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan
Officials promptly dismiss Taliban claim that it downed the craft but say the cause of the crash is being investigated
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Microsoft Teams passes 20 million daily users, up more than half in 4 months
Microsoft said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million in July.
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Self-Portrait by Celia Paul review – life with and without Lucian Freud
The artist Celia Paul, increasingly frustrated by frequent mentions of her turbulent relationship in books and articles, decided to tell her own revealing storyThe sight of just one painting by Celia Paul is enough to stamp her artistic personality in the viewer’s mind. In the past, occasional encounters with her work revealed her liking for single figures in a darkish, indeterminate setting. A deep melancholy prevails. She herself admits that these intensely personal and private paintings seem to have a “keep out” notice in front of them. But then, at All Too Human, an exhibition at Tate Britain of postwar figurative art, a large oil, Family Group (1984-86), stopped many visitors in their tracks. It showed her four sisters crowded around her mother, all squeezed on to a wrought iron bed, as if afloat on a raft, painted after the death of her father. Paul wanted to show them “without a navigator and longing for guidance”, also “huddling together for warmth and protection”. It is only the limited space of the bed that causes the huddling and there is no eye contact between the women. Yet a deep, connective empathy is conveyed.Paul has now turned 60. The publication of this, her first book, is of great significance. In her youth she kept a diary. When she began writing poems, their need for economical expression proved a bridge towards the wordless language of paint, as painting gradually took over. But having recently returned to writing again, she has found a new confidence, in words, in herself and in her painting. Much of the narrative in this book circles around her turbulent relationship with Lucian Freud. After his death, she noticed mentions of herself in his obituaries, as well as articles and books, and became determined to tell her own story. No longer wanting to remain simply a part of Freud’s story, she wanted to make him part of her story, a narrative about her life as a painter. Continue reading...
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100 years of Scottish life - in pictures
Scotland’s Photograph Album: The MacKinnon Collection celebrates Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through to the 1940s. The photographs were amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon and illustrate a century of dramatic transformation and innovationUntil 16 February 2020 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery Continue reading...
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