The Pickpocket And Me

The Pickpocket And Me

Evening Standard, November 16, 2010

Having your pocket picked on the Tube might not seem like everyone’s idea of a good start to a day out, but in the end that’s exactly what it was.

It all began in mid-afternoon … read more

Pink Granite Coast

Mail On Sunday, 2010

My father never visited France—although he is buried in the tiny village of Servel, near Lannion, in Brittany. He was on his way to the Far East when he died in October 1944, the huge tank … read more

Christmas Carols

Christmas Carols

We’re hardly the best choir in London. We never rehearse and we only ever meet once a year when we sing Christmas carols in a shopping mall. And although we’re all English, we’re not exclusively Christian.

This year, for instance, … read more