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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Society
08 October 2009
Two weeks into the redesign and I am still really not sure about this new byline picture. One does not want to get into...
Lifestyle
01 October 2009
A trip to Paris with the Next (In Effect) Mrs Lezard. This is my first trip abroad for over two years, and I am so...
Society
24 September 2009
"What a drag it is getting old," sang Mick Jagger in "Mother's Little Helper" when he was about 12...
Lifestyle
10 September 2009
This is a melancholy time of year: the sun no longer blesses the Hovel's terrace in the afternoon, the cricket season...
Society
03 September 2009
I am reading Kingsley Amis's Memoirs, a guilty pleasure, for it is not a book I am meant to be reviewing or using for...
Lifestyle
27 August 2009
it's holiday time again. Having invented the staycation - no, I don't like the word either - four years ago when we ran...
20 August 2009
I am lunching at the Duke with my good friend Kevin Jackson, the noted wit, polymath, raconteur and vampirologist. I am...
Lifestyle
13 August 2009
Enormous changes at the Hovel. We have a toaster. Quite how I have managed to live for nearly two years without a...
06 August 2009
Sunday, 6pm: to the pub quiz at the Uxbridge Arms in Notting Hill. A funny time for a pub quiz, you might think, but it...
Lifestyle
30 July 2009
A word with a lawyer. We are talking divorce, and, among other things, arrangements for childcare.“The point is...
Lifestyle
16 July 2009
It is another exciting evening on the back terrace of the Hovel. I am exiled from the forward-facing parts of the house...
Lifestyle
09 July 2009
It is about midnight on a Saturday. I am lying full length on the decaying garden bench on the back terrace of the...
Lifestyle
02 July 2009
In news that will have pretty much the same devastating effect on the female readership of this magazine as Paul...
Lifestyle
11 June 2009
Wanted: one cat
Society
04 June 2009
In what I fear is becoming a recurring motif, times are tight at the Hovel. Because my housemate Razors and I are –...

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