Got $52M? Now You Can Own a Bit of British Literary History – Authorial Abodes – Curbed National

The historic childhood home of celebrated British author and playwright Daphne du Maurier—she wrote Rebecca, among others—has just listed for an eye-watering $51.66M. Dating back to 1730, the three-story brick house in the tranquil Hampstead area of London comes with six bedrooms, a grand entrance hall with a spectacular mid-18th-century staircase, a sunlit indoor swimming pool, and an expansive …

A Cure for Hyper-Parenting – NYTimes.com

PARIS — I recently spent the afternoon with some Norwegians who are making a documentary about French child-rearing. Why would people in one of the world’s most successful countries care how anyone else raises kids? In Norway “we have brats, child kings, and many of us suffer from hyper-parenting. We’re …

British woman dies during Thai cosmetic surgery

BANGKOK (AP) — A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand’s capital, authorities said Friday. The 24-year-old patient stopped breathing after receiving an anesthetic during the operation Thursday night, said Boonruang Triruangworawat, director-general of the Health Service Support …