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A collection of feature articles.

THE LIONS … AND LOSING THE PLOT

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Before we get our teeth into my analysis of yesterday’s events in Cape Town, my editor reminded me that my first novel, Losing The Plot was published two years ago today. If you’ve not read it, may I suggest that … Continue reading

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SAVING CHRISTMAS

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‘Right,’ said GOD, squeezing his ample frame into his two-for-the-price-of-one Ikea revolving office chair. He’d put on weight since this pandemic began. It wasn’t that his lifestyle had altered; it was just that making man in his own image had … Continue reading

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A LORD’S LIFE OR AN OVAL VIEW?

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I’ve finally found something I miss about living in England: Cricket. And to celebrate this, I’m posting a piece from a few years back. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed this memorable day at The Oval … Continue reading

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DRIVING TO SPAIN? HOW TO TELL THE COPS FROM THE ROBBERS

CAR-JACKING IN SPAIN IS ON THE UP AND UP. RICHARD GRAINGER TELLS HOW HE NEARLY BECAME A VICTIM AND HOW YOU CAN AVOID LOSING IT ALL ON SPANISH ROADS THIS SUMMER. It’s a glorious late March Sunday evening and I’m … Continue reading

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SOCIETY — WHAT SOCIETY?

 On the day that Big Ben stopped as Margaret Thatcher was eulogised, demonised and then buried, I wondered what sort of a world it is we now live in. What would the woman who was incorrectly attributed as having said … Continue reading

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DIDN’T WE HAVE A LOVELY DAY, THE DAY WE WENT TO BANGOR… ?

DAY ONE It’s a well-known fact that there is a certain point when one becomes institutionalised, be it in boarding school, hospital or even prison. I’ve no experience — so far — of the latter, but I’d imagine that there … Continue reading

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IF YOU HAVE THE LUCK TO BE ENGLISH…YOU’D BE BETTER OFF IRISH INSTEAD.

There are still a few nationalities that are generally happy to be racially stereotyped, and one of them is the Irish. Of course, they don’t quite see it like that — more a celebration of their unique national characteristics — … Continue reading

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