The leaves are falling non-stop, like names dropped in Hollywood, and it has suddenly turned colder… Read more

To the grand Herrera house on the upper east side of Manhattan for lunch in honour… Read more

Aleko Goulandris is my oldest and closest friend. We met in the summer of 1945, at… Read more

Moofushi, Maldives   We clambered aboard a dhoni, the sturdy wooden boat that the Maldivians use… Read more

An hour earlier I had stepped off a plane from Dublin and I was three-quarters deaf… Read more

Another writer I once liked very much is Gerald Brenan. Brenan served with distinction in the… Read more

The ambassador’s receptions are noted in society for their host’s exquisite taste that captivates guests. You… Read more

Before I go any further, I would like to make clear that no animals were harmed… Read more

People don’t listen. It’s a relatively new thing. People used to listen, to varying degrees. You… Read more

Kenya It’s a long time since I thought of Thaddee, our Kigali stringer when I was… Read more

 Kenya I perused the brochure produced by Tanzania’s state corporation for livestock ranching, aimed at attracting… Read more

England   We dropped off our daughter Eve at her new school in the Midlands and… Read more

The Times has given way to the Daily Telegraph as the bastion of the established order,… Read more

I thought that this week I might write about memory loss, but couldn’t remember if I’d… Read more

Last Sunday night 8,000 illuminated balloons, tethered along eight miles of Berlin’s former inner-city border between… Read more