Lynn Barber

Andrew Adonis, a master of social media – and a model of social mobility

4 May 2019 9:00 am

The news over Easter that Lord Adonis, the counterweight to nominative determinism, was standing as a Labour Remain MEP was…

A woman of some importance: prolific writer Charlotte Bingham revisits the 1950s

The world according to Charlotte Bingham, Spies and Stars reviewed

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Charlotte Bingham has had an extraordinary writing career. She wrote her first book, Coronet Among the Weeds (newly republished by…

A life apart: An interview with Frank Field

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Frank Field was given a standing ovation when he won The Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year award two weeks ago.…

Getting the sack was a shock but not a surprise

20 October 2018 9:00 am

It was a shock but not really a surprise. I came back from holiday at the beginning of August to…

Why I’m bombarded with ads for funeral insurance and knitted animals

16 December 2017 9:00 am

This year began badly with the death of Alexander Chancellor, former editor of this magazine. He was the most fun…

A president in the family

12 December 2015 9:00 am

This time last year I was running around excitedly telling all my friends that I had an African president in…