Mary Wakefield

Mary Wakefield is commissioning editor of The Spectator.

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I never thought I'd write about wallpaper. But I'd never seen wallpaper like Marthe Armitage's

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Every night, while my husband reads by screen-light, my mind runs like an invisible rat two miles north to the…

Libya is imploding. Why doesn't David Cameron care?

15 March 2014 9:00 am

A few days ago I went to a talk about Syria; one of those events for the concerned layman, in…

Would you let parents destroy ‘gay’ embryos?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Because I’d like to have a child, and I’m getting on a bit, my husband and I have spent time…

Why did Theresa May deport my homeless friend?

15 February 2014 9:00 am

I’ve heard some excellent things about our Home Secretary, Theresa May. People who work in her department say she’s bright…

Hearts - the next stage of the 3D printing revolution

1 February 2014 9:00 am

I have seen the future — your future if you’re rich enough or brave enough to embrace it — and…

The one man who makes me hope for peace in Syria

18 January 2014 9:00 am

As Syria’s second peace conference looms, and we prepare ourselves for a lot of hot air drifting over from Geneva,…

Notes on…Sicily

7 September 2013 9:00 am

It could be, in Sicily, there comes a time when you’ve had your fill of seaside calamari and cheap white…

Revealed: how exam results owe more to genes than teaching

27 July 2013 9:00 am

How pleasant it is to live in the 21st century, enlightened, no longer scared of science. We can marvel at…