TALKING OF THE CITY: Home is where the art is for the Marquis of Cholmondeley, who had painted a football-sized house on the lawn of his stately home
The Marquess of Cholmondeley
As if his stately pole, Houghton Hall in Norfolk, is not large enough, the Marquess of Cholmondeley has installed a two-bedroom bungalow on the lawn – although it will not contract.
The Marquis, known to his closest friends as David Rocksavage, commissioned artist Richard Woods to paint a two-dimensional house the size of a football field in his back yard.
Although it is 70,000 m² in size and, ironically, is called "Estate", it is a modest house of the kind that David, with his thin education, probably never set foot on.
Artist Richard tells me: "Many think it's a comment about class division, but it's meant to represent how people see houses from the air in planes."
What a fantastic crazy idea – but why worry if you could probably see David's real house from space!
The Marquis, known to his closest friends as David Rocksavage, commissioned artist Richard Woods to paint a two-dimensional house the size of a football field in his back yard
If there is anyone who knows that laughter is the best medicine, then it is doctor-writer Adam Kay, below. Adam, whose company has just revealed a £ 1 million profit, says he was not a penny, lonely and miserable as a junior doctor until he decided to throw in his scrubs and become a writer and comedian who gained fame in 2017.
His irreverent book, This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor, has now sold 1.5 million copies. Next year's figures will be even healthier with a Christmas book ahead and a stand-up tour that starts tomorrow. Exactly what the doctor ordered …
If there is anyone who knows that laughter is the best medicine, then it is doctor-writer Adam Kay
My lips are sealed, but …
Which separate TV channel ended a ten-year period of singledom by tackling a glamorous high-profile Leftie journalist? She is married – so at least she will never write about the affair …
Celebrities spray nonsense
Pop star Corinne Bailey Rae, below, says that she is not chic because she had a modest upbringing in Leeds, but finds it hard to find that she is not considered a working class … because she knows what French puff pastry is.
The singer-songwriter says: "I am a weird and an outsider. I wrote a song called Choux Pastry Heart and got criticism. A true working class person would not know what it is. "
I think everything proves that she looks at Bake Off!
Pop star Corinne Bailey Rae says she's not chic because she had a modest upbringing in Leeds, but she has trouble finding out she's not considered a working class … because she knows what French puff pastry is
James Fox, author of White Mischief, has given up US citizenship to prevent him from being taxed in the US and UK.
James was born in Washington DC, has an American accent and considers himself American, but after having lived in London for decades, he is a British.
& # 39; They would take away all my money and assets and livelihood due to taxes, so I gave up my US passport, & # 39; James, 74, told me at the launch of the book Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister by Jung Chang.
Fox & # 39; book from 1982 on decadent expats in colonial Kenya was made into a hit film with Greta Scacchi and Charles Dance in 1987.
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