Nigel Farndale

Let’s leave the EU and join Germany

16 April 2016 9:00 am

An argument you sometimes hear from those sitting on the Brence (the Brexit fence) is that it’s a pity the…

Too grand for the Queen Mother: my strange life at Country Life

12 March 2016 9:00 am

I’ve heard it said that the ‘countryside’ is an urban idea, a place invented by the late Victorians in order…

How Brexit would affect British farmers

27 February 2016 9:00 am

If the Church of England was once the Tory party at prayer, then the nation’s shotgun-owning farmers were the party’s…

Life on board a warship in our much-reduced Royal Navy

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Royal Navy is known as the Senior Service because of its illustrious history; Francis Drake and all that. But…

Why it’s time for a Cad of the Year Award

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Plans are afoot to introduce the Flashman novels, those politically incorrect celebrations of cowardice, bad form and caddish behaviour, to…

Is any kind of sex still taboo in literature?

8 March 2014 9:00 am

The first gay marriage will be conducted this Easter, and those who still object to the idea find themselves in…

Don't hug me! (Even though sometimes it's rather nice)

19 October 2013 9:00 am

When, in 1957, Harold Macmillan accepted the Queen’s invitation to become prime minister, following the resignation of Sir Anthony Eden,…

The importance of not being called Nigel

14 September 2013 9:00 am

You know what the real problem with Nigel Farage is? It’s not his politics, for they are a matter of…

The views that inspire writers

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Unimaginatively, I usually take the same route for a morning walk when on holiday in Cornwall, over the dunes to…

Nigel Farndale’s diary: The dread moment when they announce next year's school fees

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Next time I’m in a sauna I’m going to say: ‘It’s like a school sports hall on prize day in…