Henry Jeffreys

Cycling in Lycra is bad for the soul

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Spring is here and the air is alive with the sound of sweaty manmade materials rubbing together, as middle-aged cyclists…

Training the horse from hell

30 April 2016 9:00 am

There were moments while reading this sprawling, ambitious novel when I thought I was reading a masterpiece. But at other…

Is this LA?: Dilapidated deco in Downtown

The heart of Los Angeles feels like somewhere else entirely

9 April 2016 9:00 am

There’s a certain kind of Englishman who falls hard for Los Angeles. Men such as Graham Nash, who swapped the…

Your guide to the coming moth invasion

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Last month a friend invited me to lunch at the Garrick Club. As an impoverished writer, I don’t get many…

Christmas-themed books — for children and adults

12 December 2015 9:00 am

There’s a moment in a child’s life where Christmas begins to lose its magic. Once lost it cannot be regained,…

Allan Massie’s Bordeaux Quartet: truer to Occupied France than any history

10 October 2015 9:00 am

In a recent book review, the historian Norman Stone wrote: ‘Maybe the second world war can now be left to…

Tripe, pale tawny port and LSD: the delicious flavours of Oporto

8 August 2015 9:00 am

‘When he’s away, the thing he misses about Porto is the tripe.’ I was talking to Eduarda Sandeman, wife of…

A serious business

A wine pro finds himself out of his depth at the Varsity Blind Wine Tasting Match

25 April 2015 9:00 am

One of the great jokes of the wine trade is: ‘Have you ever confused Burgundy with Bordeaux?’ ‘Not since this…

The fightback against wackiness starts here

1 November 2014 9:00 am

At Glastonbury in 2000 I noticed two young men both wearing enormous Y-fronts and carrying an even bigger pair with…

Agitprop for toddlers: the oddly strident politics of CBeebies

25 January 2014 9:00 am

I think I might be a bad parent; whenever my wife is out, I plonk our two-year-old daughter in front…

The last male space - why old-fashioned barbers are booming

3 August 2013 9:00 am

For 14 years only one man has cut my hair. Actually, that is not strictly true. Last year I went…