Nicholas Lezard is a literary critic for the Guardian and also writes for the Independent. He writes the Down and Out in London column for the New Statesman.

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30 June 2011
And then, to top it all, the mobile phone goes phut, after years of faithful service. I had assumed that reliance on...
23 June 2011
I suppose it is something, to become part of a New Statesman competition. I once was a New Statesman competition - a...
Lifestyle
09 June 2011
A Sunday afternoon, and I am listening to Ligeti and wondering whether it was entirely wise of me to have invited the...
Lifestyle
07 June 2011
My birthday. I have now reached the age Goebbels was when he died, although my achievements are fewer. And, thankfully...
12 May 2011
A Monday afternoon, and I am wondering whether it was wise of me to invite the editor of this magazine to dinner at the...
Lifestyle
05 May 2011
A Saturday afternoon. The kids are mooching about in the Hovel and I am pootling about in the kitchen. It is that null...
Lifestyle
20 April 2011
The lovely weather combines, unfortunately, with the continuing loss of the shower in the Hovel. One can run the shower...
Lifestyle
07 April 2011
And it just gets better. Two days after getting my laptop back from the mysterious Chinese guy who can fix anything - I...
Lifestyle
24 March 2011
I am still fuming, so to speak, with the news that the government intends to ban the display of cigarettes and tobacco...
Lifestyle
17 March 2011
A letter from a Mrs H of Blaenau Ffestiniog. In it, she is very nice about this column, but she cannot abide my...
Lifestyle
10 March 2011
I write this in a precarious state, on a laptop that may conk out any minute. The socket at the back where the power-...
Lifestyle
24 February 2011
To my bed, with the curtains drawn and a cold, damp flannel pressed to my eyes. Fury, I have discovered, brings with it...
Lifestyle
10 February 2011
A visit to the accountant. I like my accountant. She's jolly and good and she finds my extraordinary financial...
Lifestyle
27 January 2011
Berlioz, in his memoirs, tells the story of how he once saw his teacher Luigi Cherubini going through another student's...
Lifestyle
13 January 2011
Well, it wasn't too bad in the end - Christmas, that is. Christmas Eve, that was awful, a stomach bug leaving me too...

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