Autumn in New York: they even wrote a song about it that was a great hit… Read more

I have always believed that the mission of most movies made after the Fred & Ginger… Read more

An intelligent letter from a reader, Stanislas Yassukovich CBE, warms my heart. It’s nice to know… Read more

My maternal grandmother (née Clarke) had six brothers, all keen poker players. All six volunteered to… Read more

What a beautiful day, I thought, as I nodded to the porter in the bowler hat… Read more

 ‘Is that you, Sister?’ It was Tom misdialling again with those thick, stubby fingers of his.… Read more

What is the point of the Dangerous Dogs Act when there is a man marauding with… Read more

After four hours of driving, we should have been in the middle of Dartmoor. And yet… Read more

My London flat now has so little space in it I’ve begun storing stuff at the… 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

Laikipia   ‘Good morning, sir!’ The warrior strides up to me on the high plains and… Read more

I always dread Hallowe’en. It may have originated in Europe as a Christian celebration for remembering… Read more

Perhaps it is because newspapers are going through such hard times that they fill their pages… Read more

I don’t think I can remember a time when there have been so many scares about.… Read more