Society
19 August 2002
If you head west on the train out of London, you find that the atmosphere becomes much more laid-back after Exeter. The...
19 August 2002
Well, it was one of those bad days, when the fiction leaps from Gabriel Garcia Marquez straight to Allan Massie. So I...
12 August 2002
It certainly surprised me to learn, in connection with John Prescott's plans for ruining the south-east of England,...
Lifestyle
05 August 2002
Whenever I see that advert urging you to "take the cricket with you this summer", I think of one of the funniest...
Lifestyle
29 July 2002
The editor of a national newspaper once told my wife he believed the weather was better in the mornings than the...
Society
22 July 2002
I was given pause in my plans to write about Naval Warfare in Scarborough this week by the news that the Spanish had...
Lifestyle
15 July 2002
To Leeds with a colleague resident in London. We had an hour to kill between trains, and he wanted something a bit more...
Society
08 July 2002
When I first moved south, I was aware that the George Hotel in Stamford was the halfway point on the old Roman road...
Food and Drink
01 July 2002
My father came down from Yorkshire, and started telling me about a friend of his who was losing his sight - I'll call...
24 June 2002
A friend of mine who comes from Stafford is thinking of buying a house in my native town of York. It's a bit much, I...
Culture
17 June 2002
Last week, Anthony Browne argued forcefully in the New Statesman that journalism is corrupt. Being someone who...
Books
10 June 2002
At school, I had a friend called Peter. He lived in a house larger than ours to the tune of one boxroom, and I was...
10 June 2002
On Highgate High Street, I heard a schoolboy say, in reference to what can only have been a dream: ". . . So there's...
Lifestyle
03 June 2002
I was thirty-love down on the park tennis courts and had just hit the top of the net with my receipt of serve. "Shot!"...
Culture
27 May 2002
Last week, I went up to the Yorkshire Dales to walk the Three Peaks - Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough - with my...

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