Any further examples?
Any further examples?
You never see them together, do you, even though they believe in the same stupid things. I’m just saying.
Does reading or writing require total silence, or is it helped by music? There are albums you’re meant to play to unborn children or when you’re studying that are supposed to help you relax or increase concentration, but there’s no scientific basis for that. It’s mainly a question of preference. I always play music while [...]
Never be fashionable – it has no future.
It’s true that I once wrote zeitgeist novels. They were out of date within hours of publication. After I’d got over this absurd idea of reflecting fashion (remembering that books take a year to appear, at least, two if they’re in hardback first) I discovered my unfashionable inner [...]
I know this site is London-centric, so today let’s broaden the subject matter.
Granada Television has often been described as the best television company in the world, with good reason. Founded in 1930 by Sidney Bernstein and his brother Cecil and began serving Manchester and the North West of England in 1954, when it quickly became famous [...]
I’ve been threatening this for ages, but now the time is right for an overhaul of this site, getting rid of the sidebars, cleaning it up and making it simpler and fresher to navigate. The process should be seamless, and will happen in the next few weeks.
Thanks and farewell then, to lovely Simon Moore, the [...]
It says a lot about the British habit of cussing that I didn’t even notice how much swearing was in ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’, apparently the sweariest film for many years. We love a good bout of inventive invective. I guess the problem with ‘Wolf’ ( and I loved the film as a black [...]
I’m a great believer in discovering the philosophies of others, although it took me many years to be persuaded that they were a Good Thing. When I go abroad, I tend to talk to people or let them talk to me, and one time set out to buy a diary in Cairo and ended up [...]
Well, that was fun: On Thursday I went to see my local GP. On Friday I saw a specialist and he diagnosed a double hernia. On Saturday I had the operation for both. On Sunday I went to lunch with friends. And next week I’m due to go down a bob-sled run in Latvia with the [...]
You reach an age where the click of the calendar to another year is viewed with a certain ennui and the thought, My God, here we go again.
And yet it’s hard not to be excited. This year I’ll be doing some travelling (Latvia in two weeks time, then Vietnam) and ‘The Bleeding Heart’ and ‘Nyctophobia’ [...]