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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Lifestyle
12 July 2010
When spirits are down and the pubs are shut, nothing quite lifts the heart like a game of night cricket. This is...
Lifestyle
05 July 2010
I am settling into a very sedentary, comfortable existence. Nowadays the big excitements of my quotidian life revolve...
Culture
28 June 2010
A call from my old friend Maria: Sebastian Horsley is dead. This is, to put it mildly, unwelcome news. I got to know...
Lifestyle
21 June 2010
Plop! On to the doormat lands a stiffy, inviting me to the party for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Further research...
Lifestyle
09 June 2010
A rather excited message on the voicemail from John Moore, formerly of the Jesus and Mary Chain and Black Box Recorder...
Lifestyle
07 June 2010
I come back to the Hovel after a frugal evening out to find Razors watching Junior Apprentice on the telly. He works...
Lifestyle
31 May 2010
All I can think about is Liz Jones, the Daily Mail columnist who feeds her 17 cats on cod (and, according to one report...
Society
21 May 2010
I am in a very fancy restaurant, the kind which is obviously going for a Michelin star and has obviously been strongly...
Lifestyle
17 May 2010
The Woman I Love decides we should hold a joint party. It has been some time since I have done this; I think I have to...
Society
07 May 2010
It's that time of year when all sorts of significant birthdays gang up together: my mother's, my sons', the Woman I...
Society
02 May 2010
My mother's birthday. We have lunch upstairs at the Duke; very nice. The Guvnor may look like someone from Euston Films...
Society
25 April 2010
Doctor Who with the children. This is an emotionally charged time for the divorced father. When people started tossing...
Lifestyle
19 April 2010
A message from Razors. "Don't bother coming back tonight," he writes. "The lights have gone out."...
Lifestyle
06 April 2010
It has come to this: buying a copy of Men's Health magazine in order to do something about my belly. It really is...
Lifestyle
29 March 2010
At King's Cross, starving and honour-bound never to buy anything from Burger King ever again (see my column from a few...

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