Day trip from London – Steam training in Jane Austen country

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Does it get more quintessentially English than steam training in the countryside and village pub lunches? We took a trip on the Watercress Line from Alton to Alresford via Ropley in the postcard pretty  county of Hampshire, about an hour and half drive from central London. You can also easily get there by modern train […]

Book review: We Should All Be Feminists

We Should All Be Feminists

Have you noticed lately that there has been a groundswell of support for feminist thinking and ideas? Nothing revolutionary but nevertheless a perceptible shift in attitude and women more likely to describe themselves as feminists. It seems even pop starlet Taylor Swift has changed her tune on the matter. I think somewhere in the 1980s […]