A piece of Fleet Street history: Katharine Whitehorn’s desk for sale | Media

They were inspiring and entertaining words that helped set the tone for more than just one era of social change. Katharine Whitehorn’s 60 years of provocative, useful and funny journalism and books were all typed up at a large wooden desk in a busy family living room.

Now that desk, a piece of classic Danish design as well as vintage Fleet Street history, is to go under Bonhams the auctioneer’s hammer to raise money for a charity that cares for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The celebrated Observer columnist and author of the totemic 1961 handbook Cooking in a Bedsitter is now 92 and one of the many to suffer with the debilitating condition.

Her home of many decades in Hampstead, north London, has now been sold following her move into a nearby care home, and this Wednesday her sons are to offer her original Kai Kristiansen desk, with all its

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A Piece of George Washington’s Original Mount Vernon Estate Is for Sale for $60 Million

Gordon Beall for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Ever wonder what it’s like to live like the first president? Now’s your chance!

A piece of George Washington’s original Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria, Virginia, is up for sale. The historic property, which spans 16.5 acres on the Potomac River, is up for sale for $60 million — the most expensive listing price the city has ever seen, according to the Los Angeles Times.

While the Federal-style home on the site, dubbed River View, was actually built in 2018, it is only a few miles away from Washington’s original mansion and is on what was originally part of the Founding Father’s estate.

“A visit to River View reminds us of why Washington boldly proclaimed, ‘I had rather be on my farm than emperor of the world,'” listing agent Heather Corey of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty writes of the property.


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