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Unpacking in Bangkok

3 January 2014 3:00 pm

And then a dozen Muddy miraculous hares Sprang out of the suitcase, Bounding round and round The hotel suite, Drumming…

Unpacking in Bangkok

3 January 2014 3:00 pm

And then a dozen Muddy miraculous hares Sprang out of the suitcase, Bounding round and round The hotel suite, Drumming…

Garry Kasparov: How Putin's poker game makes fools of the West

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Putin is not the only dictator willing to exploit weak western leadership

David Cameron on tax, coalition, ‘green crap’ and Team Nigella

14 December 2013 9:00 am

He’d like to present you with single-party government and lower tax rates, among other things

Andrew Marr's notebook: Rescued by Jonathan Ross

14 December 2013 9:00 am

We live by simple stories. X has a stroke. X recovers; or doesn’t. But we live inside more complicated stories.…

Melvyn Bragg's notebook: I found hell on Regent Street

14 December 2013 9:00 am

John Lloyd, producer of Blackadder, Spitting Image, QI etc, has boldly picked up where he left off at Cambridge more…

Christmas Survey

Spectator survey: What would you tell your 14-year-old self?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

A Spectator Christmas survey

P.D. James: Who killed the golden age of crime?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

The pleasures of ‘Golden Age’ detective fiction – and why it can no longer be written

Friends, soulmates, rivals: the double life of Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud

14 December 2013 9:00 am

As friends, artistic soulmates and rivals, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud were the Turner and Constable of the 20th century

Norman Tebbit: My recipe for a contented Christmas dinner

14 December 2013 9:00 am

A recipe for relaxed and contented festivities

Act now to save the Middle East's Christians

14 December 2013 9:00 am

The Middle East’s most persecuted people need our support

Sir Peregrine Worsthorne

'The pure pleasure of annoying people' - Peregrine Worsthorne at 90

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Peregrine Worsthorne, at 90, on age, Thatcher, the public schools and the pleasure of annoying people

Lily Cole's notebook: My digital dream

14 December 2013 9:00 am

I’m in London to work on impossible.com, the social network I have been developing for two years. Impossible is a…

Quentin Letts: Why hymns are the true voice of England

14 December 2013 9:00 am

In praise of hymn-singing

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

All bets are off when the US troops pull out

Five years ago, I was pronounced dead in Afghanistan. This is what I’ve learned since

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Everything changed in a heartstopping moment in Afghanistan

Anthony Horowitz's notebook: Have our schools lost all faith in culture?

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Master of the Queen’s Music, recently wrote about the almost total ignorance of young people…

Norman Stone: From Syria to Iraq, the mess of the first world war is with us still

14 December 2013 9:00 am

So many of the world’s troubles, even today, can be traced back to the empire-builders of 1914 – and the peace-makers of 1919

Music in Vienna

14 December 2013 9:00 am

There is no finer city in which to hear music than Vienna. Or, to put it more felicitously, there is…

Susan Hill short story: The Boy on the Hillside

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Listen to Susan Hill read The Boy on the Hillside: [audioboo url=”https://audioboo.fm/boos/1816403-susan-hill-reads-the-boy-on-the-hillside”][/audioboo] The boy, Seth, stirred in his sleep. ‘Cold…’…

Christmas Short Story: The Road Not Travelled

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Illustrated by Castro

The Spectator's Christmas Quiz

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Set by Christopher Howse

The Christmas Quiz answers

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Says who? 1. David Cameron. 2. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby. 3. Nick Clegg. 4. Prince…

The Boy on the Hillside

12 December 2013 3:00 pm

Listen to Susan Hill read The Boy on the Hillside: [audioboo url=”https://audioboo.fm/boos/1816403-susan-hill-reads-the-boy-on-the-hillside”][/audioboo] The boy, Seth, stirred in his sleep. ‘Cold…’…

The Road Not Travelled

12 December 2013 3:00 pm

Today Meredith Swann is driving in her new car under the M40 flyover checking on her GPS system to see…