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  1. September 12, 2014

    ‘J’, by Howard Jacobson

    ...knock at the door. He hoards a stash of semi-proscribed jazz CDs, yet follows his father’s habit of putting two fingers across his mouth when saying words containing the letter “j”. Into Kevern’s life comes the younger Ailinn Solomons, brought up by nuns and curious about her roots. Is their meeting by accident or design? Behind the scenes a bureaucrat, Esme, valiantly seeks the truth about “what happened”, though perhaps not for benign ends. Meanwhile... Review by Julius Purcell

  2. August 22, 2014

    The extinction of the passenger pigeon

    ...fecund American cousin. Among these were the Liverpool pigeon (more exotic than it sounds) and the extravagantly handsome Solomons crested pigeon, thought to have been a single egg-laying flightless bird that was unsurprisingly wiped out when the domestic... By Matthew Engel

  3. August 7, 2014

    Qataris check in to Paris Grand for €330m

    ...purchase of InterContinental London Park Lane and its majority investment in InterContinental New York Barclay,” said Richard Solomons, IHG’s chief executive. The group, which reported a 6 per cent rise in underlying profits at its interim results this... By Claer Barrett

  1. August 5, 2014

    IHG chief remains cool on Marcato’s takeover talk

    ...takeover by a large US rival. Richard Solomons, IHG’s chief executive, is frank about the...regular basis, so yes,” says Mr Solomons. But, for now, the group, which has...years,” adds the chief executive. Mr Solomons’ case for independence was strengthened... By Duncan Robinson and Arash Massoudi

  2. May 29, 2014

    Judgment of  Solomons should be to spurn Marcato

    ...Francisco hedge fund. Very public-spirited. But Richard Solomons, chief executive of the FTSE 100 group, would be justified...big enough to offer savings through a tax inversion deal Mr Solomons, who saw off Nelson Peltz, a tougher activist than Marcato... By Jonathan Guthrie

  3. May 29, 2014

    Activist hedge fund calls on IHG to consider takeover bid

    ...past decade. Under the leadership of chief executive Richard Solomons, IHG has gone for an “asset light” strategy – selling...hotel in San Francisco and the InterContinental New York. Mr Solomons was finance director at the group before becoming chief executive... By Duncan Robinson and Arash Massoudi

  4. May 2, 2014

    IHG returns $750m to shareholders after hotel sale successes

    ...shareholders since 2003 to $10.3bn. Richard Solomons, chief executive, said demand for hotel...shareholders over the next three years. Mr Solomons described the industry’s growth prospects as...brands are fundamental,” said Mr Solomons. “Without brands, hotels will find... By Roger Blitz, Leisure Industries Correspondent

  5. February 18, 2014

    InterContinental Hotels chooses investment over cash returns

    ...IHG’s planned expansion. Richard Solomons, chief executive of IHG, said...with Revpar growth of 1 per cent. Mr Solomons said that any short-term weakness in...generate cash and recycle it,” Mr Solomons said. “If we can invest it, we will... By Duncan Robinson

  6. December 17, 2013

    Flares disguised my guilty secret

    From Mr Frank McCallum. Sir, Your Texas-based correspondent Jeremy Solomons (Letters, December 12) says that online daters who have exaggerated their height with the help of cowboy boots have been...

  7. December 11, 2013

    Some things you just can’t disguise

    From Mr Jeremy Solomons. Sir, As a fellow proud 54-and-a-half-year-old Brit now living...in Texas, they are going to get found out pretty quickly. Jeremy Solomons, Austin, TX, US...

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