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My dad, Operation Julie and a hashish bonfire

The guests at my brother-in-law Rick’s 70th birthday lunch party were distinguished, silver-haired, well heeled. Long before Rick rescued the

The things you learn in a gentrified waiting room

‘Yours?’ I said to the woman watching the mechanic poring over the latest-shape Renault Mégane for faults. (I was waiting

I’m being terrorised by a Surrey family of optometrists

All had gone suspiciously quiet down our little track on the village green, and we had begun to think we

Do the same rules apply to racing stars as to politicians?

Back on the political beat with CNN for the general election, I was reminded how politics is now dominated by

Where’s Ayn Rand when you need her?

A famous epigrammatic nugget of wisdom appears in The Leopard, Lampedusa’s great novel about a noble Sicilian family’s fortunes: ‘If