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Maev Kennedy

Maev Kennedy

    Expert finds SA painting valued at £1m in London kitchen
    Expert finds SA painting valued at £1m in London kitchen
    Hannah O’Leary, a specialist in South African art at Bonhams auction house, recognised ...
    Game of Thrones author gives fans the finger
    Game of Thrones author gives fans the finger
    Obsessive fans of the Game of Thrones books are worried about their author. To them, George RR Martin doesn't look so great. He's...
    Exploding supernovas of passion: the bad sex awards
    Exploding supernovas of passion: the bad sex awards
    Among the pools of sweat, ripe Brie, knotted vines, hot stones, and chocolatey tobacco in this year’s entries, it was the exploding supernovas of Manil Suri’s third novel, The City of Devi, that clinched him the most dreaded award in the world of books: the Literary Review...
    Freud’s sofa not so good
    Freud’s sofa not so good
    Perhaps the most memorable item of furniture in the world — the couch in Sigmund Freud’s consulting room, sagging under the weight of...
    Silk cape out of spider's web
    Silk cape out of spider's web
    It has taken eight years and more than one million Madagascar golden orb spiders to create a work of art "with the quality of a fairy story".
    'Tough' Giffords back at scene of shooting
    'Tough' Giffords back at scene of shooting
    One year on from the chilly January morning when 19 people were gunned down outside Tucson, Arizona, supermarket, a fragile figure, moving stiffly...
    Making a wordy living
    Making a wordy living
    At the end of a long grey day, it came down to suet and it was all over: Gary Oliver's dull word was worth just 10 points, and meant that Wayne...
    Host of Christmas past
    Host of Christmas past
    In true Dickensian style, a magnificent gift has arrived at the doorstep of Charles Dickens's only surviving London home, just as volunteers were...
    Bone to pick with sensitive museums
    Bone to pick with sensitive museums
    Museums are increasingly getting cold feet about exhibiting human bodies and body parts, despite surveys showing the public is fascinated and quite...
    An exhibition of fakes and mistakes
    An exhibition of fakes and mistakes
    The National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square is about to open its worst exhibition ever. The pictures are deplorable: incompetent copies,...
    Road rage
    Road rage
    This week, Monica Ali was behind the blue shutters of her second home in Portugal, relaxing with her family, as discontent among a vocal minority...