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Like my dad, I dream of sports cars. Like him, I'll never buy one

17 August 2013 9:00 am

I’m currently in Cornwall with my family and whenever I spend a lot of time with my children I’m constantly…

The myths of the English countryside

10 August 2013 9:00 am

One of the great things about spending the summer holidays in England is that it gives you an opportunity to…

Britain is now a socialist utopia

3 August 2013 9:00 am

Scarcely a day passes, it seems, without another book landing with a thud on my desk that bemoans the rise…

Royal reporters make it all up - doesn't everyone know that?

27 July 2013 9:00 am

Seeing the royal hack pack in full cry on Monday reminded me of the week I spent with the late…

Can I turn the West London Free School into Fame Academy?

20 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Another opening, another show,’ sang five-year-old Charlie on his way to school this morning — and then proceeded to belt…

The saddest discovery of middle age: I can get by without my old friends

13 July 2013 9:00 am

A few years ago, I got the shock of my life when a girl I was sitting next to at…

Our house was burgled as we watched The Fall

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Caroline and I were watching The Fall in our front room when the intruder entered our house. Not great timing…