Literature is full of ‘doubles’: characters who seem to move in tandem; or twins, whose familial bond and similarities are frequently employed for farcical effect. In Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, for example, the sense of a clear identity becomes a tangled mess as Viola, in disguise as a boy called Cesario, falls in love with Duke Orsino, who loves Olivia; Viola has to deliver Orsino’s love letters to Olivia, who quickly falls in love with her as Cesario. Sebastian, Viola’s twin brother who she thought had died, enters on stage, and Olivia is soon smitten with him.
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To make 20 large biscuits, you will need:
7 oz slightly salted butter
5 oz caster sugar
12 oz plain flour
1 medium free range egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
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I spent a free Sunday morning in fascinated wandering through the city of Oxford.
Thankfully the sun came out too!
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A walk round RHS Wisley has the unerring ability to fill me with the hope that spring is the season du jour.
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I spent our special leap year day in the glorious city of Bath.
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