20 May 2002
Sometimes, when cycling across Hampstead Heath, I will come across somebody I don't much like the look of, and they...
13 May 2002
A friend just back from holiday in India was talking me through a typical day at his beachfront hotel. I wasn't really...
06 May 2002
Seven years married, and not once had I been to B...
Society
29 April 2002
Not to put down the new-look Statesman, but the picture at the top of this column is already out of date, because I...
22 April 2002
I happened to be in Chelsea when I learnt of the attempt by Lord Cadogan - who owns a good chunk of the place - to stop...
15 April 2002
Interesting to read, in a profile of the shadow home secretary, Oliver Letwin, that although his parents lived in a...
08 April 2002
If I find myself becoming too complacent in my relative prosperity - looking with contempt, for example, at the posters...
01 April 2002
I researched this column by reading the Beano in a fairly hard north London pub. I would dare any one of those people...
25 March 2002
It is quite a brave person who, asked in a cafe whether they want their bacon sandwich on white or brown bread, says "...
18 March 2002
The tricentenary of the first daily national paper, the Daily Courant, has been the cue for reminiscences of Fleet...
11 March 2002
I live around the corner from one of our major boys' public schools. The lads are all right. They tend to obstruct me...
04 March 2002
I am editing a dictionary of humorous quotations, which gives me a chance to disinter some of my heroes, such as Viv...
25 February 2002
I may be pretty laid-back, but I do have my principles. I will not call a Marathon by its new name of Snickers, and I...
18 February 2002
I watched Gosford Park in Muswell Hill alongside a lot of drippy liberals, alternately swooning, despite themselves, at...
11 February 2002
I have often thought that only the middle classes must ever buy earplugs. The upper classes don't usually have noisy...

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