Harrow International, an arm of the 439-year-old British school that educated Winston Churchill, will spend as much as HK$1 billion ($129 million) on a campus in Hong Kong, where school waiting lists are as long as three years.
As I talk to Anna Somers Cocks on a terrace overlooking a trio of 16th-century churches by Andrea Palladio, a cruise ship the size of a New York City block floats surreally through the Giudecca Canal right in front of us.
I once knew a wine writer (always with a buzz on) who exulted that he’d tasted his way through 120 wines at an international exposition. Now, my job as a wine writer has its joys, but tasting my way through 120 wines, or even 80 wines, about par for a judge at a wine competition, is not one of them.
In the winter of 1857, John Brown quartered the fighters he had recruited for his invasion of Virginia at a sympathetic farm community in Iowa. There, the men drilled at what they called their “War College.”