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Ah, spring! The spring of our frostbitten age. At the Polish Club in London, a wonderful… Read more

End of season is always bittersweet, the melting snows a bit like autumn leaves. But the… Read more

To say that Oscar was warmly welcomed as he stepped through the massive oak door into… Read more

Spectator Life’s third birthday party was a glamorous affair. It had paps, pop stars and Pippa.… Read more

The pub was disappointingly empty, so I took my first pint of the evening upstairs, where… Read more

By and large, I’m not really sure the world is ready for me to join the… Read more

After I phoned the Aviva call centre for the ten thousandth time, a girl called Adele… Read more

Farewell then, Cobham. You were the place I ran to when the metropolis became too much,… Read more

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Juba I discovered a 1954 Morris Minor parked outside the Catholic mission station in Mopoi, South… Read more

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No sooner had I written last week’s column about the sad disappearance of the two tortoises… Read more

It’s April. It’s spring. The daffodils and the cowslips are in flower. The birds are chirping… Read more

It is hard to know how a tragedy is going to move a person who is… Read more