I'm reporting to you from the Adriatic - in fact, sitting in a cafe in Split as I write this. Of this part of the world, Winston Churchill once said it “creates more history than could be locally consumed." Obviously he was very aware of the issue of the conflict that led to the…
I’m on a cruise as you read this - I’m writing the day before I leave and will set this to send a few days later (so you, my kind readers, don’t feel a…
Plenty of people are talking about how the pandemic has changed the world of work. If Covid had appeared 20-30 years ago (before Amazon, before Zoom) t…
I have never been what you'd call outdoorsy. I like nature. But I've never worn a North Face fleece, or had any use for a caribiner. And yet something …
Well, to the surprise of few people we've had confirmation this week that Andrew Cuomo is a handsy creep. Men in power turning out to be abusive of the…
Recently I was writing a piece on amusement parks, not the theme parks that are around today, but rather the historic kind that really flourished in th…
When I go to shop for clothes, I could be buying an outfit that wouldn’t look out of place in the 1950s, 1970s, or 1990s (except perhaps for the amount…
I've written a couple of pieces recently about murder and crime. First, the Bath school bombing of 1927, and then I reviewed a book on the phenomenon o…
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