A review of Craig Taylor’s book, revisiting Ronald Blythe’s classic work
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 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.
A review of a new political novel by Alison Miller which accidentally demonstrates why so many political novels don’t work.
A review of the book by American uber-journalist Thomas Friedman
The article with which we launched the Free West Papua Campaign in 2005.
An on-the-ground report on the battle for the last rainforests of Tasmania.
Noreena Hertz’s new book is as ridiculous as she is.