Jack Bettridge archive

September 2007

Of Churchill and Strangers on a Train

Posted: Sep 20, 2007 10:58am ET

Sometimes something good comes from a sour situation. Have been reading Stephen McGinty’s excellent book Churchill’s Cigar , which as the title suggests is a look at one of the twentieth century’s greatest figures through his life in smoking.

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James Bond's Secret Formula Revisted

Posted: Sep 13, 2007 11:39am ET

Lillet, the Bordeaux-based maker of wine aperitifs, recently introduced a limited-edition bottle that reprises a classic image from its collection of advertising poster art: the 1937 image of a woman reveling in a flowing white dress, bottle of Lillet in one hand, cocktail in the other, with grapes vines in fruition in the foreground.

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