I was as shocked as anyone when my husband left me. With just the shirt on his back he was gone overnight and, apart from one brief meeting afterwards, I never saw him again.

To celebrate Mothering Sunday, author and new Bake Off judge Prue Leith recalls the upside of her formidable parent's later years.

How we behave with our mother in childhood sets the pattern for future relationships, explains marital therapist Andrew G Marshall.

When Laura, Countess of Burlington, found a treasure trove of fashion at her husband's family seat, she decided to put together an exhibition celebrating the Devonshires' style.

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Joining John Lewis's on-the-money Modern Rarity collection is new in-house denim label And/Or, which landed in stores this week.

Yaa Gyasi is the Ghanaian-American author of Homegoing - the slavery tale that US Vogue claims 'reimagines the American novel'.

From the jacket to the skirt, the bag to the trousers, here's how to wear spring's key khaki pieces.

From the womenswear brand that offers an 'intelligent alternative' to the high street, to the ultimate in laidback glamour, Emily Dawes picks the labels to love at any age.

High-street hero Phase Eight is your one-stop shop for special occasionwear to suit every event, be it a wedding, a day at the races or a relaxed garden party.