Society
17 July 2000
Another week, another book launch. This week, it was Jill Westwood's first novel, Holding the Centre. I can't say that...
Society
10 July 2000
I'd lay odds that it was two-thirds of the way through the book and halfway down the left-hand page, but I'm still...
Society
03 July 2000
I thought it was outrageous. So did Roger and Helen. Sarah was an excellent researcher, but now came the news that her...
Society
26 June 2000
Whatever happened to long illnesses? I could be mixing in the wrong circles, but it's impossible not to notice an...
Society
19 June 2000
Charlotte has let us down. For more than ten years, she and "Mickey Boy" have been the very model of a modern marriage...
Society
12 June 2000
You know the scene. You're sitting with a few friends at midnight, after having drunk six times the amount of alcohol...
Society
05 June 2000
I'm going to have to do something pretty drastic about my circulating. It's not long since I suffered from the problem...
Society
29 May 2000
It may subvert the cuddly left-liberal political credibility that I've been subtly cultivating in this column for the...
Society
22 May 2000
It's a simple enough voicemail, but it takes me the best part of three days to ring back. An affable-sounding chap...
Society
15 May 2000
As I'm passing his desk on the sixth floor of Broadcasting House, Mike Garland turns and wiggles a finger at me. Only...
Society
08 May 2000
I'm increasingly concerned about my callous attitude towards other people's avowed depression. I'm as sympathetic as...
Society
24 April 2000
An enormously enthusiastic man called Norman rings up out of the blue on Thursday morning to say that he'd rather like...
Society
17 April 2000
Mike Nesbitt rings to ask if I'd like to join a new committee that will shortly begin a two-year investigation into the...
Society
10 April 2000
According to the young optometrist at the Oxford Street branch of Top Specs, something very significant has happened to...

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