Culture
16 October 2000
Whenever I read that a company which makes saucy seaside postcards is to close, I think of the evergreen print of a...
Culture
17 April 2000
Admirers of the late Ian Dury may take comfort from the thought that he arrived at the Pearly Gates with that familiar...
Politics
13 March 2000
Like a saint's bones, the cache of royal letters disinterred at Oxford University inspired a terrible awe. For the...
Politics
14 February 2000
The Chilean general was a short man with a dapper moustache. He said, "Can I offer you a cup of coffee? Or perhaps,"...
Politics
07 February 2000
You've got to understand, I've been under a great deal of stress recently. Why else would I be paying for a massage on...
Politics
31 January 2000
The man at the centre of the Pinochet affair has a crush on an Englishwoman who became famous after disguising her...
Politics
20 December 1999
At an Italian club in New Jersey, I'm sitting in on a hand of swaligalan, a game from the old country. It's the middle...
Politics
06 September 1999
In the dining room of the Algonquin Hotel, New York, a waiter is laying the famous Round Table at which the wits of New...
Politics
09 August 1999
Do you want to know how to make money? I'm talking about serious money. Of course you do. I'm going to let you into a...
Politics
18 December 1998
It must have been all the excitement, but as I entered the soaring new Mormon temple in Lancashire, I was distracted by...

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