Books
30 January 2006
The books that first made me want to see India were by E M Forster, Jan (then James) Morris, and V S Naipaul. I wish I...
13 January 2003
People love lists. Newspapers love lists. Who's in, who's out, 50 famous vegans, the world's tallest buildings. But...
Politics
06 November 2000
Somewhere in that mainly flat stretch of country between Doncaster and Grantham the train stopped again - unwontedly,...
06 December 1999
I should have known it would be a funny year when the Chancellor of the Exchequer's daughter showed me her walnut oil...
Politics
18 October 1999
On the evening of the Ladbroke Grove smash, John Prescott was asked on BBC2's Newsnight if he thought that railway...