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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…

iSPY: How the internet buys and sells your secrets

7 December 2013 9:00 am

If you use the internet at all, companies will be grabbing whatever information they can find about you

The 'friends' of others: how Facebook makes stalkers of us all

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Everyone you know is stalking everyone else you know – even if they don’t know each other

How our company was nearly bullied to death by a desperate RBS

7 December 2013 9:00 am

How one small company was nearly squeezed to death by RBS

Shalom, I'm Santa — how to be Father Christmas in diverse North London 

7 December 2013 9:00 am

What it takes to be Father Christmas in diverse north London

The Frogs of war

7 December 2013 9:00 am

How France became the neocons’ favourite nation

Super-heads are a super-huge mistake

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The system of parachuting top teachers into failing schools seems to have been a recipe for corruption

Power struggle

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Bills are still going up in the long term – unless the government acts

The 2013 Michael Heath Award for cartooning

7 December 2013 9:00 am

The winner of the first ever Michael Heath award for cartooning is Len Hawkins. One of his drawings appears below.…

Notes on … Christmas markets

7 December 2013 9:00 am

Question: what do you call several dozen pop-up shops, all freshly popped up together at the one time of year…

Cocktails: Cupboard love

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

At the back of every drinks tray or cabinet there are always some stray bottles. Some deserve to be lonely,…

Seasonal drinking: Fortify yourself

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

I’ve just received my latest energy bill and it appears that I’ve been living this last year in a draughty…

The soul of a single malt

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

Scottish people, known to be a bit touchy on occasion, sometimes wonder if that customary attitude of jocular condescension displayed…

Bring back the pint of champagne!

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

When I’m gathered, as my granny used to say, I’d like to be remembered as the man who reintroduced the…

G without T

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

G and T, the favoured cure for gyppy tummy in Himalayan hill-stations, bubbled home from the Raj to the English…

Fanny and Johnnie Cradock contemplate their collection of miniatures, 1956

Cocktails: Cupboard love

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

At the back of every drinks tray or cabinet there are always some stray bottles. Some deserve to be lonely,…

Seasonal drinking: Fortify yourself

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

I’ve just received my latest energy bill and it appears that I’ve been living this last year in a draughty…

The soul of a single malt

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

Scottish people, known to be a bit touchy on occasion, sometimes wonder if that customary attitude of jocular condescension displayed…

The perfect size for a bottle of champagne

Bring back the pint of champagne!

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

When I’m gathered, as my granny used to say, I’d like to be remembered as the man who reintroduced the…

G without T

5 December 2013 3:00 pm

G and T, the favoured cure for gyppy tummy in Himalayan hill-stations, bubbled home from the Raj to the English…

Rod Liddle: The truths you can't tell in today's Britain

30 November 2013 9:00 am

There are many truths that cannot be uttered in modern Britain

David Cameron is betraying Scotland's Unionists

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Cameron is betraying Scotland’s Unionists

The Iran deal just shows how badly Obama has failed

30 November 2013 9:00 am

He wasn’t the first president to promise to bend the arc of history. And he won’t be the last to fail

The 2013 Michael Heath Award for cartooning — shortlist (part 2)

30 November 2013 9:00 am

Nine cartoonists are shortlisted for the first ever Michael Heath Award for cartooning. The theme of the contest, sponsored by…