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The Lady June 23, 2017 00:00

In this issue of The Lady : Dear Readers,

One of the joys of being the editor of The Lady is the weekly reminder of the quiet heroism and understated achievements of so many women;
some of them celebrated, many of them not. It helps that we have such a remarkable role model in HM the Queen, whose impromptu decision
to visit survivors and members of the emergency services in the aftermath of the horrific fire at London’s Grenfell Tower lifted the nation’s spirits, while the inclusion of a one minute silence at the Trooping
of the Colour reminded us that we should always honour those tragically
taken from us.
Seventy-five years ago this month, Susan Travers showed the same devotion to others, leading 2500 Allied troops and legionnaires to safety at the WWII siege of Bir Hakeim in Libya, and became the only woman to be made a member of the French Foreign Legion. Yet, as her friend Wendy Holden tells us, until recently, not even her closest family had any idea. There can be no doubt of Winston Churchill’s ability to put
country before himself, but how many also knew that this brave
British Bulldog was a complete softie with a marmalade cat called
Jock? Meanwhile, our cover star, the multi award-winning actress
Nicole Kidman, tells us why she won’t let anyone break her spirit
and why she has moved her family (and chickens) to Nashville…
Until next week, best wishes
Sam Taylor, Editor

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