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Why gender fluidity will never take off in France

16 April 2016 9:00 am

On Monday morning I was in a blind panic. The deadline for posted manuscript entries to the Daily Mail First…

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14 April 2016 1:00 pm

On Monday morning I was in a blind panic. The deadline for posted manuscript entries to the Daily Mail First…

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14 April 2016 1:00 pm

On Monday morning I was in a blind panic. The deadline for posted manuscript entries to the Daily Mail First…

A game of chess with my grandson and a dead mouse

9 April 2016 9:00 am

The younger grandson, Klynton, four, has got in the habit recently of thrusting his hands in my trouser pockets and…

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7 April 2016 1:00 pm

The younger grandson, Klynton, four, has got in the habit recently of thrusting his hands in my trouser pockets and…

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7 April 2016 1:00 pm

The younger grandson, Klynton, four, has got in the habit recently of thrusting his hands in my trouser pockets and…

Walking, and praying, in the hills of Provence

2 April 2016 9:00 am

While I was in Provence, my hostess and I went out one day for a walk in the hills. We…

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31 March 2016 2:00 pm

While I was in Provence, my hostess and I went out one day for a walk in the hills. We…

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31 March 2016 2:00 pm

While I was in Provence, my hostess and I went out one day for a walk in the hills. We…

Cheltenham has no brothels – I wonder why

26 March 2016 9:00 am

I shared a taxi from Cheltenham station to the house party in an outlying village with a stripper. Finding a…

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23 March 2016 3:00 pm

I shared a taxi from Cheltenham station to the house party in an outlying village with a stripper. Finding a…

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23 March 2016 3:00 pm

I shared a taxi from Cheltenham station to the house party in an outlying village with a stripper. Finding a…

Trev leans over to me: ‘Jägers?’ he says. ‘Pope?’ I say.

19 March 2016 9:00 am

I walk into the King Bill at eight o’clock and the usual young Friday-night crowd is in and the spirit…

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17 March 2016 3:00 pm

I walk into the King Bill at eight o’clock and the usual young Friday-night crowd is in and the spirit…

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17 March 2016 3:00 pm

I walk into the King Bill at eight o’clock and the usual young Friday-night crowd is in and the spirit…

The poetic power of Patrick Hamilton's pubs

12 March 2016 9:00 am

Nice airport was more or less deserted. Two-and-a-half hours early for the easyJet flight to Gatwick, I had a leisurely…

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10 March 2016 3:00 pm

Nice airport was more or less deserted. Two-and-a-half hours early for the easyJet flight to Gatwick, I had a leisurely…

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10 March 2016 3:00 pm

Nice airport was more or less deserted. Two-and-a-half hours early for the easyJet flight to Gatwick, I had a leisurely…

A gastronomic moron’s view of a legendary French brasserie

5 March 2016 9:00 am

Before we left for Sunday lunch at the Les Deux Garçons restaurant, Aix-en-Provence, I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor. I’m…

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3 March 2016 3:00 pm

Before we left for Sunday lunch at the Les Deux Garçons restaurant, Aix-en-Provence, I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor. I’m…

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3 March 2016 3:00 pm

Before we left for Sunday lunch at the Les Deux Garçons restaurant, Aix-en-Provence, I checked the reviews on Tripadvisor. I’m…

The upside of cancer

27 February 2016 9:00 am

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer with metastases in April 2013. It was a bit of a shock, but when…

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25 February 2016 3:00 pm

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer with metastases in April 2013. It was a bit of a shock, but when…

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25 February 2016 3:00 pm

I was diagnosed with prostate cancer with metastases in April 2013. It was a bit of a shock, but when…

My afternoon with the French Foreign Legion

20 February 2016 9:00 am

In the Foreign Legion’s Museum of Memory at Aubagne, near Marseilles, I examined the kit, weapons and uniforms from the…