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
13 December 2012
Half past 11 at night and I am thinking of turning in early for once when the phone rings. I am jumpy enough when the...
Lifestyle
06 December 2012
Goethe once wrote: “Alles in der Welt lässt sich ertragen nur nicht eine Reihe von schönen Tagen....
Society
29 November 2012
The Hovel has a new inhabitant – a temporary one, staying in Laurie’s room until she returns from her...
Lifestyle
22 November 2012
I always find this time of year particularly fraught. It is the season of cold and damp, the three-year-old grime on...
Magazines
15 November 2012
Readers of last week’s issue of this magazine may have noticed that the illustration accompanying this column was...
Society
08 November 2012
A brief spell of financial viability, boredom and a clear schedule conspire, towards the end of October, to propel me...
Food and Drink
01 November 2012
Iam lying in bed in the afternoon reading a fascinating article in the Times Literary Supplement – a very good...
Food and Drink
25 October 2012
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.
Society
11 October 2012
So, here I am in club class on a plane running under the flag of a Well- Known Airline. Yes, yes, I know. What is a...
Society
04 October 2012
Could you all please be a little quieter? Razors has been here and I am feeling a bit delicate this morning. Thank you...
Lifestyle
27 September 2012
That’s the summer over, then.
Books
20 September 2012
Should I go to the party? Should I?
Lifestyle
12 September 2012
Accidentally exploring the recesses of your eyeball.
Lifestyle
05 September 2012
The first time you brush your teeth with shaving cream instead of toothpaste, it takes a while for your taste buds to...
Society
29 August 2012
Today I am in frisky mood, for I am packing my bags to go on holiday for the first time since a long weekend in Paris...

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