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Review: Victoria & Abdul

“Victoria & Abdul” is a tricky film. It’s excellent, no doubt, but is also thought provoking in ways which one might find unexpected. Once the credits rolled I heard members of the audience asking each other how they liked it. … Continue reading

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Down in the Downton Dumps

Down in the Downton Dumps By Elyse Ashton I’ve read several Downton postmortems and found a lot of snark, cynicism and dismissive superiority. I don’t buy it. Not for moment. Don’t even tell me what was wrong with Downton Abbey. … Continue reading

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On Pleasure Bent Again: British Airways Club World Rhapsody

For the record, British Airways isn’t paying me. They are not (yet!)sponsors of The Anglophile Channel. They haven’t promised me an upgrade. I am a budget traveler and careful with my spending. What’s well worth some extravagance? For what do … Continue reading

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The Jane Austen Evening 2016

The Jane Austen Evening Saturday January twenty-third, a horde of well dressed travelers slipped through the rents in the veil of time to descend upon the Pasadena Masonic hall. That’s not entirely accurate, but in an evening of elegant make-believe … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Royal Christening…A Real Family Affair!

Princess Charlotte was christened in a private ceremony at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk.  It was a real intimate family affair attended only by immediate family members and Godparents. The Duke and Duchess … Continue reading

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Prince William in Japan: Day Two “Innovation Is GREAT” [Speech]

The Duke of Cambridge began his second day in Japan by paying his respects and laying a wreath at Hodogaya Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Yokohama, about 9 km west of Tokyo. His Royal Highness was accompanied by the Defence Attaches … Continue reading

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Ode to a Christmas Cracker

Ode To A Christmas Cracker  By Lady Elyse   Cracker thou art not to blame I was misled by your name Not festive fun that pops and splits ‘Cause I mistook you for a Ritz…. It was the late 1980’s … Continue reading

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