Hello, You might have noticed passing references on this newsletter to MY NEW BOOK. I am happy to say that MY NEW BOOK has now been published. MY NEW B…
Hello, Obligatory shilling. I wrote for The Critic about parental regret and in defence of not always saying what you think and feel. I wrote for Spect…
I like to think I am a fairly open-minded person. Of course, I am not the clearest judge, being myself, so if you disagree then I am very willing to li…
This is an exclusive - yes, that’s right, EXCLUSIVE - preview of my forthcoming book of satirical short stories “Noughties”, which presents eleven echo…
Hello, Busyness has made the last two editions of THE ZONE less powerful than they could have been. My apologies. I hope this week’s edition will steer…
Two separate incidents of terrorism scarred British life in recent weeks: the stabbing of David Amess MP and the attempt to bomb a Remembrance Day para…
Hello, Obligatory shilling. I was interviewed by Dan Palmer about life, death and everything in between. I wrote a tribute to Gerald Russello and edito…
Europeans are very used to migration crises around Italy and Greece, to the point of just ignoring them, but a migration crisis in Central and Eastern …
The wrestling business has often been compared to the mafia. No, not just because it has been dominated by a family of cold-blooded megalomaniacs. It i…
I was very sad to hear of the death of Gerald Russello, editor of The University Bookman at the Russell Kirk Center. I only knew Gerald in a profession…
Hello, Unusual shilling. If you don’t follow me on Twitter you might have missed that I have edited and published a little book of my late mother’s poe…
Professional wrestling is absurd. It is completely absurd. It is so absurd that if you try to explain exactly what it is, you give up out of embarrassm…