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
21 May 2009
For reasons that I do not feel have been adequately explained to me, I have been asked to file my copy a day early,...
Society
14 May 2009
An ethical poser: meeting Razors and Stefan the ex-barman at the Duke, I ask a couple of young women if they wouldn’t...
Lifestyle
07 May 2009
A Thursday evening in Acton. My eldest son has been picked to play for the under-13s, and I am as proud as Lucifer. Not...
Culture
30 April 2009
The spring has sprung, the sap is rising. The sight of a male pigeon chasing after a female one, his tail feathers...
Books
23 April 2009
Somebody “up there” is reading this. Hardly had I claimed that I had an enviable body mass index than – pop! – a little...
Lifestyle
16 April 2009
God, as Jesus might have said while dangling painfully from the cross, I hate Easter. Mine has not been so physically...
Lifestyle
09 April 2009
It will astonish quite a few people who know me, some of them quite well, that I do not actually like scrounging....
Lifestyle
02 April 2009
Meanwhile, the hunt for the next Mrs Lezard continues in its desultory, defeated way. I have to admit that I do not...
Lifestyle
26 March 2009
My many thanks to all the readers (not a huge number, I gather) who inquired after my health when they saw the rubric...
Society
12 March 2009
It’s really beginning to look as though I have survived another winter. This is a trying season for the man exiled from...
Lifestyle
05 March 2009
Watching Jeremy Paxman’s programme about the Victorians may have given many people, in these uncertain times,...
Politics
15 May 2000
I should admit that, some months ago, the deputy editor of this magazine first suggested that I write a piece contra...
Culture
10 January 2000
Samuel Beckett tended to make little of his shorter prose. The collection known as For to End Yet Again has the...
Books
25 October 1999
Garry Trudeau's long-running comic strip, Doonesbury, once had some fun with the aristocracy when his surfer, Zonker...

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