A conversation with Sue Clifford and Angela King of Common Ground; the most influential environmental campaign group you’ve never heard of
I’ve produced a lot of words over the last two decades. This is not an archive of all of them, but you might call it the edited highlights.
It includes reportage from Britain and the wider world, book reviews, interviews, debates, talks and other ephemera, culled from Fleet Street papers, magazines, books, the programmes of plays, websites and more.
Some time ago I also put together some advice for writers, and thoughts on the writing life.
A very big power company versus a very small group of local nature lovers. And for once, the result is a good one.
A review of the strangely-deflating book by economist Joseph Stiglitz
In which I spend a day with Fergus Drennan, wild food forager extraordinaire.
A review of the splendid and heart-warming encyclopaedia by Sue Clifford and Angela King
A review of Craig Taylor’s book, revisiting Ronald Blythe’s classic work
A review of the revealing book by John Charlton. Prepare to be genuinely disturbed …
A review of the book by Joseph Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton. Another literary attempt to make the economy work.
A smoking ban will be another nail in the coffin of the traditional pub.
Allotments are a useful insurance policy against an uncertain future. And the sweetcorn is great.