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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16 January 2012
Another year, another final pair of digits on the file marked "terror about financial matters". Not that...
Society
09 January 2012
A catastrophe: I have broken my Snoopy mug. Those of you who imagine me to be a hard-headed misanthrope with stern...
02 January 2012
My feet are cold. They are cold because I have nothing on them and the floor is chilly. I have nothing on them because...
Lifestyle
12 December 2011
I awake, not exactly refreshed but pleasantly woozy, after my first afternoon nap. Homer Simpson might have discovered...
Lifestyle
05 December 2011
Well, you can't stay in London every single day of your life, you'd go mad, and so I accept an invitation to go to...
28 November 2011
Since last week, I have been inundated by letters asking me what happened when I took my defective bedside light up to...
Lifestyle
16 November 2011
Sometimes I wonder whether my horizons are shrinking too much. My delightful housemate spends her time either being...
Lifestyle
14 November 2011
I emerge from five days without alcohol with a glossy coat, shining eyes and a tail thumping the floor with excitement...
Lifestyle
10 November 2011
I have in my hand a piece of paper: a prescription for a five-day course of Metronidazole, a heavy-duty antibiotic...
31 October 2011
What is the point of LinkedIn, the business-related social networking site? I don't know, though I once signed up for...
24 October 2011
Time is playing a strange game these days: it's going all circular on me, and little bits of my past keep resurfacing,...
17 October 2011
The Uxbridge Arms, Notting Hill Gate. The end of the pub quiz. The regulars are standing around outside, smoking....
Lifestyle
13 October 2011
Last week's plea for cash results in a flood of polite refusals from readers, but once again my great friend Toby steps...
Society
07 October 2011
A text from the Guvnor. This is unusual in itself, particularly as there has been a certain frostiness between us ever...
Lifestyle
26 September 2011
That first autumnal chill arrived early this year: I felt it, with depressingly little surprise, in August. As I write...

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