Fish and chips: the fast food that made me

19 August 2023 9:00 am

The last meal my parents had before I graced the world with my presence was fish and chips, so I…

Close to extinction: Venomous Lumpsucker, by Ned Beauman, reviewed

6 August 2022 9:00 am

Ned Beauman’s novels are like strange attractors for words with the letter ‘Z’. They zip, zing, fizz, dazzle and sizzle.…

A playful version of the universe: Pure Colour, by Sheila Heti, reviewed

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Readers familiar with Sheila Heti’s work, most notably How Should a Person Be? and Motherhood, in which she examines both…

The real ‘scallop’ war: how do you pronounce it?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

‘You say scallops and I say scallops,’ sang my husband in his best Ginger Rogers accents. Since we both pronounce…

Winning a knife fight with a fish: Newlyn Fresh Fish reviewed

7 November 2020 9:00 am

It’s a good day to stab something and tear out its heart. Elaine Lorys is the only female master fishmonger…

How to stop trawling from trashing the North Sea

10 October 2020 9:00 am

How to stop trawlers from trashing the North Sea

Letters: the NHS shutdown is hurting patients and costing lives

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Poor treatment Sir: My recent experience supports Dr Max Pemberton’s view that the NHS is letting down thousands of patients…

Britain’s strange aversion to seafood

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s strange aversion to seafood

It’s hard to preserve the primacy of head over heart while watching this doc about refugees

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Anybody who wants to maintain a strong and untroubled stance against mass migration to Europe should probably avoid BBC2’s Exodus:…

Don’t tell me not to be scared of sharks

20 June 2015 9:00 am

If naturalists accept they’re terrifying, we’ll have a better chance of saving them

All change: everything metamorphoses in Aquarium, including its author, who takes on the persona of a 12-year-old girl

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Books ought to be able to stand on their own, but perhaps it is important to know this about David…