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

To Newport, Rhode Island, the smallest state in the Union but one of the most beautiful.… 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

Rubbing shoulders with political suits on the pavement outside the Westminster Arms, I drank two pints… 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

Just before Cydney ran off and disgraced me on the first day of the shooting season,… 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

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

On 21 October Ben Bradlee, the famous ex-editor of the Washington Post, died, aged 93. The… Read more