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September 30, 2013

Best of Spear’s last week: Modern butlers, Spear’s Book Award winners, the wealthy in dark

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Most read on Spear’s last week: Butlers today outshine their Victorian counterparts, the winners of Spear’s Book Awards and how philanthropists can motivate disadvantaged, talented kids

The five most read articles on Spear’s last week:

1. Modern-Day Butlers 

The popular image of the butler may be decidedly Victorian, but the modern-day version must have skills his predecessors would certainly never have required

2. Spear’s Book Award Winners Announced, Include Charles Moore, David Kynaston, Nicky Haslam

At a glamorous literary lunch at Christopher’s in Covent Garden, the winners of the fifth annual Spear’s Book Awards, in association with GAM, were announced

Pictured above: Roman Abramovich and his first wife, Olga (who were assuredly both honest in their divorce)

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3. Honesty, however expensive, is the best policy in divorce

This case demonstrates a growing trend for the courts to come down hard on ‘non-disclosers’ in divorce proceedings

4. An easy lesson for philanthropists: How to help disadvantaged kids get into university

3,000 state school students each year gain good enough grades to attend one of the thirteen leading universities but do not do so

Pictured above: Lights out

5. Why are the foreign wealthy often in the dark in London (literally)?

Even though the princess had a bank balance to rival the richest of oligarchs, the recurring response received by her team from utility companies was, ‘I’m sorry we can’t help’

And the best of the blogs:

Philanthropists expect too much change too quickly, report says

The survey found that 73 per cent of respondents said they want to affect international and national government policies in a short time

Lord Grantham’s predicament: What Downton Abbey can teach us about dying without a will

While death at an early age is always tragic and as was observed of Matthew, he anticipated being around for many years thence, what happens on intestacy generally seems to come as something of a shock

A buy one, get one free offer for tutoring which helps the disadvantaged

For every child who books a lesson with Tutorfair, they provide extra help to a child who can’t afford it

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