Geoffrey Wheatcroft

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Booze, cigarettes and Auberon Waugh: Remembering The Spectator’s 1970s revival

5 January 2019 9:00 am

‘The Spectator, having quite recently been a very bad magazine, is at present a very good one.’ Those gratifying words…

The strange death of English cricket

28 April 2018 9:00 am

In 2005 I published a book called The Strange Death of Tory England, and a long article called ‘Cricket’s final…

It’s time to kill James Bond

28 May 2016 9:00 am

You now need to be in your mid-sixties or older — a chilling thought — not to have lived your…

To save the British monarchy, skip the Prince of Wales

9 April 2016 9:00 am

On 21 April Queen Elizabeth II marks her 90th birthday, the first of our reigning monarchs ever to do so,…

Hugh Trevor-Roper: the spy as historian, the historian as spy

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Shortly after the war began in September 1939, the branch of the intelligence services called MI8, or the Radio Security…

When Israel was but a dream

22 February 2014 9:00 am

‘On the night of 15 April 1897, a small, elegant steamer is en route from Egypt’s Port Said to Jaffa.’…

My dream to visit Oz

14 December 2013 9:00 am

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to visit Australia, and I’d love to see a Test match…

Please get rid of this dreadful technology

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Ah, the thwack of leather on willow! Surely nothing could be more redolent of an English summer, or an Australian…

Why Brits are gloating like hell over the Aussies

13 July 2013 9:00 am

You really have to feel sorry for the Lions. Their glorious victory in Sydney on our Saturday morning to clinch…