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High life

25 August 2012 6:00 am

With the exception of the French Academy immortals Michel Déon and Jean d’Ormesson, two wonderful writers and both the epitome…

Sickly sweet

25 August 2012 6:00 am

In Competition No. 2760 you were invited to submit an example of the kind of treacly inspirational poetry that adorns…

Low life

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Then she rented us a luxury apartment at Penzance in Cornwall for a week. Sightseeing was not high on our…

Oh for the Prince Maurice

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Around the middle of last year, I was approached by the writer Tim Lott to see if I’d like to…

Dear Mary

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Q. My wife is known to run a very well-organised house. As a consequence, weekend guests often arrive without the…

Real life

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Being the girlfriend of the world’s most devastatingly handsome gay celebrity nutritionist has its disadvantages. I know, how could that…

Cooking witches

25 August 2012 6:00 am

The Witchery is almost a themed restaurant; it is a weeping medieval tenement, just below Edinburgh Castle, which looks like…

Long life

25 August 2012 6:00 am

What has happened to Italy, a country that not even Mussolini could discipline? It used to be cheerfully anarchic and…

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2074: capital punishment

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Six unclued lights are names for HELL (12), which is ‘A CITY MUCH LIKE LONDON’ (38 43) according to a…

Wild life

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Kigali Eighteen years after Rwanda’s bloodbath I disembarked from my flight and was surprised to see that mortar craters no…

Bill

25 August 2012 6:00 am

In 1911, bakers and dustmen were more likely than most to be called Bill, or at least William, according to…

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No. 231

25 August 2012 6:00 am

White to play. This position is from Leko-Ivanchuk, Nice 2009. All three white pieces are on the kingside while the…

Kevin Pietersen needs a Graeme Smith

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Having reached the summit of the Test cricket rankings by thoroughly outplaying England in three matches that flew largely under…

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Bridge

25 August 2012 6:00 am

The Olympics may be over — but is another gold medal in the pipeline for Team GB? At the time…

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Grand prix

25 August 2012 6:00 am

London’s newest and most flamboyant chess entrepreneur, Andy Paulson of Agon, which has acquired all World Championship rights from Fidé,…

The worst result

25 August 2012 6:00 am

This week, the GCSE results envelope landed on doormats across the country. The results ought, on any rational basis, to…

Diary

25 August 2012 6:00 am

When in 2009 I published a book called The Real Global Warming Disaster it provoked contrasting responses from two members…

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Portrait of the week

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Home After being granted asylum by Ecuador, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, addressed a crowd of supporters from a…

Vitruvius on rail franchising

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Ever since nationalisation was invented in the 19th century, private franchising (e.g. the West Coast Main Line) has raised the question: why should…

Letters

25 August 2012 6:00 am

A place for sport Sir: Many of us in the education world are baffled by the political furore over school…

THE WATCH

No laughing matter

25 August 2012 6:00 am

It’s a brave soul who buys a cinema ticket at this time of year, when all the studios try to…

How to undo the damage

18 August 2012 6:00 am

Make John Howard Governor-General  and consign Malcolm Turnbull to history

Free speech stutters

18 August 2012 6:00 am

In Defence of Freedom of Speech: From Ancient Greece to Andrew Bolt By Chris Berg IPA Books, $24.95 ISBN 9780909536749…

A cure worse than the disease

18 August 2012 6:00 am

The Finkelstein Report’s recommendations are baffling and unworkable

We're over it

18 August 2012 6:00 am

‘I’m over it!’ With three petulant words, a humiliated Julia Gillard attempted to shrug off responsibility for one of the…