Olivia Fane

Olivia Fane is a former Latin tutor and probation officer. She lives in West Sussex with her husband.

The joy of cold houses

Will the news that energy bills could double usher in a little common sense when it comes to our obsession with central heating? One of Britain’s biggest energy firms has been forced to apologise after suggesting that thrifty customers might want to put on a pair of socks before whacking on the thermostat.  But we’ve only been namby-pamby