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Last orders at the Death Café

20 July 2013 9:00 am

The coffee and walnut cake was excellent. As was the chocolate cake, and the tea and biscuits. The conversation was…

Sussex vs shale

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Darkness was gathering as the villagers trooped down Church Road to the Red Lion, ducking their heads under the doorframe.…

Germany's war on Barbie

20 July 2013 9:00 am

‘I embrace Barbie because I’m not threatened by her,’ says my friend Pippa, an early 40-ish antiques dealer from London…

Has Test Match Special lost its wits?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

There’s a 13th man at the table at Lord’s this week as England resume the Ashes contest with Australia, which…

Unassuming: Port-en-Bessin today

Notes on…Normandy

20 July 2013 9:00 am

There are some, I know, who for whom Normandy means the three Cs — cider, cream and calvados. But if,…

Outplacements

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

He said, it’s a structural workforce imbalanceand I thought where’s the scope for a man of your talents? He said,…

Outplacements

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

He said, it’s a structural workforce imbalanceand I thought where’s the scope for a man of your talents? He said,…

Forecast failure: how the Met Office lost touch with reality

13 July 2013 9:00 am

It has been a glorious sunny week in Britain — it feels as if summer is finally here. As Andy…

Wind

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Invisible hand that jangles the lantern over the porch and tells the leaves on the pond to imagine they are…

James Delingpole’s letter to the royal baby

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Congratulations, Baby Windsor. You have just been born a subject of Her Britannic Majesty (as it used to say on…

Another good private school wants to join the state system. Why is Labour trying to stop it?

13 July 2013 9:00 am

When my parents came to choose a secondary school, they were naturally keen to send little Sebastian to the best…

burlesque

Burlesque is not as bad as stripping. It's far worse

13 July 2013 9:00 am

A female friend asked me to a burlesque night she had organised. She honestly thought I would enjoy it. ‘Come…

Nicolas Roeg interview: ‘I hate the term “sex scene”’

13 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Oh, some of my films have been attacked with absolute vitriol!’ said Nicolas Roeg, 85, and still one of the…

What the Arab world really wants

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Two years ago, the West thought it recognised what was happening in the Arab world: people wanted democracy, and were…

Notes on… Glorious Goodwood

13 July 2013 9:00 am

His Grace the tenth Duke of Richmond gave my father the job of running his beloved racecourse, Goodwood, when I…

Wind

11 July 2013 1:00 pm

Invisible hand that jangles the lantern over the porch and tells the leaves on the pond to imagine they are…

Wind

11 July 2013 1:00 pm

Invisible hand that jangles the lantern over the porch and tells the leaves on the pond to imagine they are…

God Squad

The new God squad: what Archbishop Welby and Pope Francis have in common

6 July 2013 9:00 am

It’s a few weeks after the election of Pope Francis, and a notoriously leaky church source is talking about the…

The Colours of London

6 July 2013 9:00 am

(after Yoshio Markino, 1911) Colours of women, a grey-veiled pink, a bloom Fading to yellow, stippled, dust-hung, flecked Soot startling…

The world’s media are waiting for Mandela to die. Here’s why he’s disappointing them

6 July 2013 9:00 am

 Johannesburg It was day 19 of the Nelson Mandela death watch, and my char, Mrs Gladys Dhladhla, had brought her…

Watch out France: Nicolas Sarkozy is back, and he wants revenge

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Nicolas Sarkozy is angry — a ‘caged lion’, one of his closest friends told Le Monde last week. He is…

Philip Bobbitt on Machiavelli, Obama and David Cameron

6 July 2013 9:00 am

It may be pushing it to compare Philip Bobbitt with Indiana Jones, on the basis that a constitutional lawyer will…

Is my rod big enough? Boris Johnson’s fishing notebook

6 July 2013 9:00 am

You remember the climax of Jaws — the primeval moment when Quint the crazed Ahab-like fisherman goes mano a mano…

The Colours of London

4 July 2013 1:00 pm

(after Yoshio Markino, 1911) Colours of women, a grey-veiled pink, a bloom Fading to yellow, stippled, dust-hung, flecked Soot startling…

The Colours of London

4 July 2013 1:00 pm

(after Yoshio Markino, 1911) Colours of women, a grey-veiled pink, a bloom Fading to yellow, stippled, dust-hung, flecked Soot startling…