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Sophie Elmhirst is features editor of the New Statesman
The German highjumper Gretel Bergmann (known as Margaret Lambert), who was excluded from the 1936 Olympics for being Jewish, talks to Sophie Elmhirst.
“There is a sort of deadly element in the Swedish landscape”
Keeping your hair while all around are losing theirs.
Some brains need peace and quiet
Prince Philip nears the height of the Oxo Tower; Andrew’s teeth are the size of windows.
Skip the corporate literary festivals and root out the gems, says Sophie Elmhirst.
In 1947, kippers and condensed milk were among Brits’ top food buys. Today, we stock up on flavoured