Real-life Rumpole who put the SEX into the 60s: The story of Jeremy Hutchinson, the lawyer who was a key player in some of the most celebrated trials of the 20th century

Real-life Rumpole who put the SEX into the 60s: The story of Jeremy Hutchinson, the lawyer

Jeremy Hutchinson was the greatest advocate of his generation, a pivotal figure who was connected to the Bloomsbury set from birth. His mother was supposedly the inspiration for Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway. Hutchison's clients included Christine Keeler and the spy George Blake, he also represented Penguin Books in the Lady Chatterly case. Jeremy Hutchinson is seen here (right centre) outside Southend Magistrates Court, in 1963. Christine Keeler (left) was defended byJeremy Hutchinson over the Profumo affair.

As good as sex - a walk in a bluebell wood: Michael McCarthy shows how nature can have healing powers

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 Bluebells in Bluebell Wood, Ashridge, Hertfordshire, Britain
 Bluebells in Bluebell Wood, Ashridge, Hertfordshire, Britain  - 2007

Nature offered Michael McCarthy an escape from insanity. His book reveals his curiosity to find a cure in the world around us. He says joy in nature is in our genes and it harks back to our hunter-gatherer days.

One hot meal can feed the world: How Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was inspired to help the world's starving population

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow attends the 2015 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 21, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow visited what was then Yugoslavia in 1983. When civil war broke out a year later he returned with supplies. He came up with Mary's Meals on a trip to Malawi in 2002.

Why a job at the Beeb is a slow death by flipchart: Chris Moore reveals what it's really like to work at the BBC 

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Chris Moore, who worked in the newsroom of the BBC, left in 2012 after more than 30 years of loyal service, but these diaries suggest that he may have been driven to frustration along the way.

PICTURE THIS: Nothing Beats Reality 


The title of this collection of pictures comes from the photographer's belief that even when you think you have dreamed up the wildest concepts, there is always something that is more incredible.

So what really defeated Napoleon? British pluck... or his PILES? The story of France's greatest-ever national hero

So what really defeated Napoleon? British pluck... or his PILES? The story of France's

How typical of the French, who think Jerry Lewis hysterical and unshaven armpits erotic, to carry on maintaining that Napoleon, not Wellington, was the victor at Waterloo. Despite the fact that, as night fell on June 18, 1815, it was Napoleon who fled the field of battle and ended up exiled 2,000 miles away on the island of St Helena, his countrymen will persist in believing he remains 'the very essence of heroism. Napoleon is a figure the French should be proud to venerate for the rest of time' - and, as an instantly recognisable icon, in 2015, Napoleon is 'well on his way to being bigger than Mickey Mouse'. Or so the French reckon.

Flying saucers? No ... just supersonic pelicans! A look at the surreal world of extraterrestrial life

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The presence of aliens and UFOs has long been debated all over the world with some people even claiming they've been abducted. This book takes a look at a selection of these surreal stories.

Want glossy locks? Try fried lizard conditioner... invaluable cures, recipes and advice from yesteryear 

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Rubbing ground onions on your bald spot was meant to stimulate growth. Want to stop a nosebleed? Blow powder of toad up your nose! Elizabeth P. Archibald's has collected clips from how-to manuals.

Bully boys of the bird world: A revealing book on the life of the vicious cuckoo

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Cuckoos lay eggs resembling those of the species it's cheating. This behaviour has attracted outraged comment for centuries. The mystery is why other breeds let them get away with it

PICTURE THIS: Vogue On Gianni Versace 

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The latest in the Vogue series spotlights the life and career of the flamboyant designer and his sister, Donatella. Born to a dressmaker, the duo spent their childhoods in their mother's dress shops.

I love you so much I'd like to eat your liver: That's a term of endearment in Hungary - honest! This fascinating new book about the body explains why 

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Depsite everything the human body is still a mystery to most of us. When the body goes wrong, there isn't any sense behind that. This book grants an insight into the workings of the body.

Happiness is a lemon mousse, swimming and banjo lessons: Roger Lewis explores two books' different opinions on what it is that really makes us happy

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Frederic Lenoir says love and friendship are 'the main pillars of happiness'. He says that happiness is 'subtle, complex and volatile'. O's Little Book discusses what makes American women happy.

They were splattered mid-air with the blood of the enemy and had a life expectancy of just 3 weeks, but to an adoring public, WWI flying aces were the rock stars of the skies

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Any kind of flying was madly precarious 100 years ago, let alone flying in combat. In all the various nations' fledgling air forces, 'only' 50,000 or so aircrew died during World War I, a tiny fraction of the nine million lives lost in the fighting overall. Nonetheless, airmen shared with the infantry a 70 per cent chance of injury or death. The most famous of them was German. And when Manfred von Richthofen (second right) - known as the Red Baron for his provocatively daring habit of having his aircraft painted red - was finally shot down in April 1918 with a record 80 'kills' to his name, it wasn't just his own people who mourned.

PICTURE THIS: Models of Influence

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The first meeting between Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey is often said to mark fashion's transition from the Fifties to the Sixties. Bailey's photography was both blatantly sexual and steeped in youthful energy.

Which monarch loved spaniels? And who had a French poodle on Downing Street? Max Cryer reveals a whole host of fascinating canine trivia

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In April the first Pet Announcements column was put in a newspaper which proves the British are doolally about their pets. Max Cryer's book delights readers with its canine trivia.

One day, son, all these slippers will be yours: The inevitability that, in the end, you WILL turn into your parents 

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Of course, we are turning into our dads. There was never any doubt about it. The history of the human race may be long, messy and shambolic, but there are certain absolute truths that never alter.

All you need for night in the wild is thick socks and peanut butter: The story of a man who spent three years exploring Britain 

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Charlie Elder isn't a professinal naturist but a common or garden journalist who became fascinated by wildlife as a child. Elder decided to go in search of Britain's most endangered species

PICTURE THIS: The Gardener's Book of Colour 

The gardens at Broughton Grange, Oxfordshire. Designer Tom Stuart-Smith

As the Chelsea Flower Show blooms, this book tells you all you need to know about brightening up your garden. 'Colour is the most potent weapon in a gardener's armoury,' says Lawson

When crime was a spanking good read: Martin Edwards takes a closer look at the Golden Age of detective fiction

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Martin Edwards has chosen to view detective fiction through the prism of the Detection Club,'an elite social network of writers whose work earned a reputation for literary excellence.

Brave boys the fat man branded liars: How Cyril Smith's victims were ignored when they tried to expose the abuse they suffered at his hands

Brave boys the fat man branded liars: How Cyril Smith's victims were ignored when they

All this week, Labour MP Simon Danczuk is laying bare how the Establishment, the Liberal Party, the police and even MI5 covered up the industrial-scale child abuse of 29-stone Rochdale MP Cyril Smith. Today, how his victims were ignored and betrayed when they tried to expose their suffering.

The truth about life in an open prison, by VICKY PRYCE - and why the women in our softest jails really suffer

Different life: Vicky Pryce is seen chatting with inmates and a prison officer at East Sutton Park Prison, which she describes at a 'real joy' after serving four days at Holloway

In the finale of her unique inside story, Vicky Pryce, the wife of disgraced ex-minister Chris Huhne, describes life at open prison East Sutton Park.

His little face still looked so beautiful: In Mary Berry's own moving words, the story of the child she lost so young

Mary Berry - photoshoot for one of her first cookery book with helpers Annabel and William.

In the second extract from her autobiography, published exclusively in the Mail today, Mary Berry describes the sudden death of the son she doted on, pictured left.

Eric Morecambe's son reveals the obsessive dark side of the 'Bring Me Sunshine' boys

Eric and Ernie were together virtually all day every day because of work; so when they became successful, they had an unspoken agreement that they wouldn't socialise with one another

In his compelling new biography, Gary Morecambe talks about his father's relationship with Ernie Wise and how he continued to make them laugh even up until the end.

'Useless Darling was just in it for himself' : Damian McBride reveals how 'poor Alistair' played the media martyr amid economic crisis


In an extract from his explosive memoirs, Power Trip, Damian McBride reveals how the former Chancellor survived by the skin of his teeth after credit crunch bungle.