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01 JUL 2019 . . . Jacaranda offers a tasty recipe for lamb with a Chinese vibe . . . Geordievsky and the ‘only-on-a-Tuesday’ controversy . . . why little Greta was so slow on the uptake . . . check out our daily review of the newspapers . . . who put the ‘of’ in Colour ? . . .
as MRAK sees it
cognitive retention, CCTV
FOOD & WINE Jul 2019COOKERY, MAIN COURSE, LAMB
Season strips of young mutton with Malabar pepper and salt from the Yung Tan salt flats, and fry with garlic, soy, hoi sin, onion. At the last minute throw in a handful of shredded lettuce. Serve on white porcelain accompanied by Hoagy Carmichael’s Hong Kong Blues. (Taken from Jacaranda Finch’s High Cooking, the No-nonsense Book of Haute Cuisine Ravelin Books £7.99)
NEXT WEEK: Liver on Hot Buttered Toast
– Masahiko Kimura
In a drive for greater diversity a team of Oxbridge researcher are to ‘take a look at why their students are seriously under-represented in the homeless statistics.’ Peaseley Prof Ted has described the situation as unnacceptable.
GORDIEVSKY, COLD WAR, MI6Next week sees the publication of Ben Macintyre’s The Spy and the Traitor , a gripping account of a most extraordinary true spy story. But former intelligence officer LUKE PALMER asks the question, ‘Is it possible that Gordievsky might not always have told Macintyre the truth?’
MI6: only on a Tuesday
‘Consider the story of the plan MI6 had prepared, If their agent needed to be got out of Russia,’ writes Palmer in De Vere’s Diplomatic Journal. ‘He was ordered to appear at a certain Moscow bread shop carrying a plastic Safeway bag. Bizarrely, this desperate call for help to save him from an unspeakable fate could only be made on Tuesdays at 7.30pm when an MI6 officer would be on watch! Is that plausible? Would an emergency always wait for Tuesday to come round? Is it possible that
climate change, activism, greta thumberg
Wake up Greta, can’t you see we have a worldwide climate emergency on our hands!
LULU SHAYLER talks to friends and relatives of the renowned schoolgirl activist to find out why it took her 16 years to come round to the idea that the world faced an existential threat.
ceremony, sensitivity, APPROPRIOCITYDear Sir, I am sure you did not intend to cause offence but you should be aware that there are serious issues around the use of the word ‘of’ with the word ‘colour’. You committed a serious solicism in your TV listing item, Secret Summer Ceremonies (Jun 16 2019) when you referred to ‘Trooping of the Colour’. There is no ‘of’.
‘The security agencies of the West have more to fear from penetration by serious criminal interests than the agents of foreign governments’
– Prof Glyn Owen
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