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Inspiration . Entertainment . Networking . Fun

Kate Reardon, new Editor of Tatler, to chair discussion on luxury between women of influence.



Nadja Swarovski (VP, Swarovski)

Ellie Patsalos (Vice-Chairman & Partner, Deloitte

Marigay McKee (Fashion &Beauty Director, Harrods)

Future Luxe: the 2011 Luxury Briefing Conference January 20-21

Luxury Briefing congratulates Kate Reardon on her appointment as Editor of Tatler magazine. At our conference, Future Luxe 2011, she will be chairing a panel of influential women whose professions bring them into daily contact with wealth, luxury and decision-making at the highest levels. These are women to listen to, as 2011 gets under way.

• Marc Worth, Founder Stylus and WGSN • Gerry McGovern, Design Director Land Rover • Suzanne Aaronson, Founder What's Worth It • Tiffanie Darke, Editor Sunday Times Style • Chris Sanderson, Founder Future Laboratory • Jeffrey Miller, columnist and counterspinner • Paul James, Brand Leader St Regis • Alison Copus, Vice President TripAdvisor

World-class speakers Crucial issues facing the luxury industry will be discussed during the two half-days of conference at The Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, London, January 20-21. Other speakers, who will be sharing their expertise in how to make your business smarter, include:

On the evening of January 20, we are inviting you to The Dorchester for Laurent-Perrier, magic, dinner and dancing to the Chance Band and the opportunity to get to know your peers in the luxury industry a bit better. It's an unmissable feast of ideas, inspiration, networking and fun. We look forward to seeing you there.

• Nick Jones, CEO Soho House • Dana Thomas, Newsweek journalist and author of the best-selling ‘How Luxury Lost Its Lustre’

To book your place at the essential Luxury Briefing Conference contact Radcliffe Royds now: Tel: +44 (0) 20 7871 1520 Email: radcliffe.royds @ Future Luxe: January 20-21, 2011 Lib Doom, p12

A visit to Greeneland, p40

What do you mean, you don’t like Norman Rockwell?, p37

3 Leading article 7 Portrait of the Week 9 Diary Boris Johnson 10 Politics James Forsyth 11 The Spectator’s Notes 17 Rod Liddle 18 Barometer 20 Mind your language 23 Hugo Rifkind 24 Ancient and modern 25 Letters 26 Any other business Martin Vander Weyer 51 Wine club Simon Hoggart 52 Chess Raymond Keene 53 Competition;Crossword 54 Status anxiety Toby Young Dave Michael Heath 55 The Wiki Man

Rory Sutherland Your problems solved

Mary Killen

12 Liberal England dies again The return of two-party politics

Nick Cohen 13 Alastair Elliott ‘A futon in

Cleveland, Ohio’: a poem 14 The man who read everything John Gross remembered

Craig Brown 18 What you can’t say in German Thilo Sarrazin, Berlin’s Cassandra

Christopher Caldwell 20 Finding my voice

My stammer — and George VI’s Jonathan Mirsky 24 My, how they’ve grown! Lord Adonis on Gove’s academies

Matthew Smith Books 28 Philip Hensher The Passages of

Herman Melville, by Jay Parini; By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham 30 Oliver Gilmour Serving Genius, by

Thomas D. Saler William Wootten: ‘The

Remaining’: a poem Alexander Masters

Caroline, by Cornelius Medvei 31 Allan Massie Life and letters 32 Charlotte Moore A Kind Man, by

Susan Hill Andro Linklater Atlas of Remote

Islands, by Judith Schalansky Dennis O’Driscoll: ‘Memoir’: a poem

33 Jonathan Sumption

The Golden Age, by Hugh Thomas 34 Vernon Bogdanor Ages of

Reform, by Kenneth O. Morgan Bookends Mark Amory Arts 35 Interview Penelope Curtis Ariane Bankes 36 Music Peter Phillips 37 Exhibitions Norman Rockwell; Percy Kelly

Andrew Lambirth 38 Cinema Conviction

Deborah Ross 40 Theatre Ivona, Princess of

Burgundia; The Potting Shed Lloyd Evans 40 Opera Hänsel und Gretel; Tannhäuser

Michael Tanner 41 Radio Kate Chisholm 43 Television James Delingpole Culture notes Nicola McCartney Life 47 High life Taki Low life Jeremy Clarke 49 Real life Melissa Kite 50 Wild life Aidan Hartley 50 Bridge Susanna Gross

Cover by Jonathan Cusick. Drawings by Michael Heath, Castro, Mark Boxer, Morten Morland, Holland, Bernie, Geoff Thompson, Nick Newman, Adam Singleton, Grizelda, K.J. Lamb, Paul Wood, Colin Wheeler and Roger Latham. To subscribe to The Spectator for £104 a year, turn to page 25 Editorial and advertising The Spectator, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP, Tel: 020 7961 0200, Fax: 020 7961 0250, Email: (editorial); ­ (for publication); (advertising); Advertising enquiries: 020 7961 0219 Advertising fax: 020 7961 0020 Subscription and delivery queries Spectator Subscriptions Dept., 800 Guillat Avenue, Kent Science Park, Sittingbourne ME9 8GU; Tel: 01795 592886 Fax: 0870 220 0290; Email: Newsagent queries Spectator Circulation Dept, 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP, Tel: 020 7961 0200, Fax: 020 7961 0057, Email: Distributor COMAG Specialist, Tavistock Works, Tavistock Road, West Drayton, Middlesex UB7 7QX Vol 315; no 9516 © The Spectator (1828) Ltd. ISSN 0038-6952 The Spectator is published weekly by The Spectator (1828) Ltd at 22 Old Queen Street, London SW1H 9HP Editor: Fraser Nelson the spectator | 15 January 2011 |