Channel Islands: Nothing Like a Dame

She hums along the narrow roads in her electric wheelchair, monopolizes the right to keep pigeons and bitches, takes a 13th share of the price paid for any property, and governs the tiny islet 20 miles off the coast of France with the traditional whim of iron. Last week Dame Sibyl Hathaway, 85, one of the Western world's last feudal rulers, was furious. "I can no longer publicize this island as a haven of rest when there are 42 tractors, few of which obey the traffic laws," she said. "I am also tired...

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