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The lost wonder of Concorde: A marvel, an inspiration and a 23 miles-a-minute gentleman’s club
Fifty years ago, Concorde first took flight and became a British icon. It was ahead of its time then – and still would be today, reflects James Fisher.
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Bentley Continental GT Convertible review: Power and poise in perfect harmony
Elegant, but burly like a bare-knuckle brawler, Bentley’s new Continental GT Cabriolet is both slick and rugged says James Fisher.
Tom's Kitchen review: Ferocious chefs, ferociously good food
Tom Aikens is one of the most talented chefs in Britain – but probably also one of the loudest, as James Fisher warns after a visit to Tom's Kitchen.
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11 Cadogan Gardens hotel review: An SW3 refuge for the country-house owner dragged into London
In a city where more and more hotels now have the charm and individuality of a suburban shopping centre, 11 Cadogan Gardens promises something rather more cosy. James Fisher paid a visit.
How to use emojis: The Country Life guide
Back in 2015, we decreed that a gentleman should ‘know when to use an emoji’, but when exactly is that? And how? James Fisher presents his gentleman’s guide.
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Twisted Land Rover Defender review: 'The throttle pick-up of an F1 car, the aerodynamic profile of a washing machine'
It's several years since the discontinuation of the much-beloved Land Rover Defender, but companies such as Twisted are making sure they don't go gently into the night. James Fisher tried one out, and has been trying to wipe the smile off his face ever since.
Ready, steady, SLOW! The wonderfully eccentric (and very British) world of competitive snail racing
Summer in the British countryside brings with it all sorts of unusual events and celebrations – and they don't get any more eccentric than the World Snail Racing Championships. James Fisher and his thoroughbred mollusc Pablo headed to Congham in Norfolk to take part.
Sporting life: How to make Test cricket great again
Fans and pundits alike have long discussed the Death of Test Cricket, but longest format still has plenty to give – and plenty to feel optimistic about. James Fisher explains why.
Cheval Residences: Living the high life in London, no strings attached
Those looking for a place to stay in London for a week or two used to have little option but to pick a hotel. Those days are long gone in the age of AirBnB, while places like the Cheval Residences offer a top-end alternative. James Fisher went along to try it out.
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Ginza Onodera restaurant review: Comfort food for the mobile gastronome – and a main course priced at a month's rent
Once an exotic rarity outside its home country, sushi is now ubiquitous and top-quality Japanese food is found all over the world – so can this restaurant in London make it feel special? James Fisher paid a visit to find out.
Jeep Renegade review: A car that's happy in city or country, with a steering wheel that will spark joy
The Jeep Renegade has proven a huge hit among those who are after a car that promises to fit in to city life as well as it does to country life. James Fisher put it to the test.
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The cricket bat-maker: 'People don’t believe it takes so much to achieve the final product. We don’t want to rush anything'
Andrew Kember has a huge waiting list of people clamouring for his Salix cricket bats, but he insists on keeping his operation just the way it is. He explained why to James Fisher.
Zuma: Precision, chaos and some of London's finest Japanese food
In the heart of Knightsbridge lies Zuma, a restaurant aiming at truly top-class Japanese food– and hitting the mark in style, as James Fisher reports.
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The Game Bird review: Fine dining without the formality
The Stafford Hotel's new restaurant has impeccable standards to live up to.