The editor didn’t want a lobotomy, the author was dropped from Woman’s Hour so here’s the diary
The joys of an American book tour where there were at least some bums on seats
No one has ever died of dehydration at one of my shows
The sinister world of old buildings and modern technology
Quare tristis es, anima mea?
The hunting ban could be the new poll tax
Alone in a room with the two most terrifying men in my life; my headmaster and my party leader.
How would Imelda Marcos have coped with a broken toe?
What is the English for 'Refreshing towelette'?
Its time to gain respect among the toddlers
Do we get overexcited about the whole issue of university education?
With a new book fresh in the shops, there is absolutely no plugging going on here.
It is an adventure for an actor to play a critic
The varied world of literary festivals
Jemima Lewis on foxes and Elephant Men
Justin Marozzi definitises his deliverables in Baghdad
Appreciate this country. Especially the trains.
Be thankful that Chirac is not your Head of State
In Pentwater, places like Iraq seem a million miles away
Northamptonshire invaded! A special report.
Lourdes is much like a village in the Harry Potter books
Stories of hamsters make the blood run cold
Harry Flashman brought to life in downtown Kabul
A few words of warning for impatient Brownites
The Spectator awaits its delivery of manure, though one man is up to his neck already