Books
16 September 2002
In Only a Game?, his classic book about life as a footballer at Millwall in the Second Division during the 1973-74...
Books
03 June 2002
In the autumn of 1988, at the Sheraton Hotel in San Salvador, I found myself having a drink with garrulous men in polo...
Books
20 May 2002
The story of the literary hoax perpetrated by Binjamin Wilkomirski has been widely rehearsed. In 1995, he published a...
Food and Drink
21 January 2002
Less than a year after Conor Cruise O'Brien became editor-in-chief of the Observer in 1979, the newspaper's magazine...
Books
06 August 2001
The deployment of British troops in Northern Ireland in the summer of 1969 was a momentous event. But it has always...
Books
21 May 2001
The arch-villain in the story of the Irish famine that caused a million deaths in the middle of the 19th century was...
Food and Drink
30 April 2001
Throughout history, Jerusalem has been a glittering prize for conquering armies, an opportunity for imperial powers to...
Books
19 February 2001
The love-starved murderer Francie Brady, in Patrick McCabe's Booker-shortlisted novel The Butcher Boy, was the...
Politics
20 November 2000
It is springtime in Santiago, and the warm weather and blue skies have finally settled in after days of inexplicable...
Culture
13 November 2000
Eighty years ago, the funeral of Terence McSwiney, the Lord Mayor of Cork and a leading figure in the IRA, took place...
Books
21 August 2000
In July last year, the weekend John F Kennedy Jr's plane went missing near Martha's Vineyard, his magazine, George,...
Food and Drink
01 May 2000
Bloody Sunday was a textbook catastrophe of British colonial policing. The paratroopers who rampaged through the...
Books
17 January 2000
In the mid-19th century, the popular Irish journalist A M Sullivan propagated the notion that England was the home of...
Food and Drink
23 August 1999
The influence of the journalism of the Vietnam war on correspondents abroad - whether it's been read and remembered or...
Politics
26 July 1999
The table inside the door of the old Baptist church was laden with refreshments: ginger and peach iced tea (regular and...

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