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Best gifts, worst gifts: a barrel of earthworms

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Prue Leith

Best present from my husband: a barrel of earthworms, a cartload of horse manure and five tons of compost to start my herbaceous border.

Worst present, also from my husband: a weekend scriptwriting course by the famous Robert McKee, who said that if you had not had an unhappy childhood you would never make a writer. I had a very happy childhood.

Mary Warnock

The best was a wedding present: a hotel booking for a week at the 1949 Edinburgh Festival; the worst a Christmas present, from someone who was Godmother to one of my children. For…

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