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
18 April 2012
Not that I’d want to.
Lifestyle
05 April 2012
I am walking past the charity shop when I see something in the window. I shop here regularly: the Aquascutum jacket...
Lifestyle
04 April 2012
An email is forwarded to me: it’s from Newsnight. How exciting! The government has just announced a minimum price...
Lifestyle
26 March 2012
Sober, blameless, virtuous even - for I am doing the washing-up - and another glass breaks. Down to four now, which...
Society
20 March 2012
Mousey is back. Or should that be micey? One steps into the kitchen and sees a little grey flash scuttling guiltily...
Lifestyle
19 March 2012
I am wandering around the Hovel, looking for a book. This would be fine if it were a simple matter of finding any old...
Lifestyle
05 March 2012
Well, there go the good times. In the end I had two cracking meals: one at the Casa Becci, as promised, and the other a...
Lifestyle
27 February 2012
An email arrives from the chief executive of a magazine that went bust last year owing me £750. I might have mentioned...
Lifestyle
20 February 2012
An email from one of the editors at the New Statesman. (I imagine them, with ultimate power over my life and fate, as...
12 February 2012
I am driving down to Wiltshire on a Wednesday morning, listening to Radio 3, and for some reason the weather forecast...
Lifestyle
30 January 2012
At a swanky literary party - they still exist but they are few and far between - I am introduced to two charming girls...
Lifestyle
23 January 2012
I wake up on Sunday with a hangover so bad that I feel profoundly altered inside. There have been fundamental...
Lifestyle
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...

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