My Books in Print

I’ll have an e-reader, Bob

I've had my chips

The combination of our first wedding anniversary with some teaching in that London for the National Academy of Writing meant that my wife and I were looking for something fun to do in the Sarfeast last Wednesday evening. So we put up at an hotel in Maidenhead, and went for dinner at Heston Blumenthal’s pub, The Hinds Head in Bray. We couldn’t quite run . . . → Read More: I’ve had my chips

Dreadful inexcusable blunder.

I’m sitting at my computer holding my head in my hands, groaning, rending my garments and so on.

This coming Sunday sees the broadcast of the second episode of the series I’m currently doing for Radio Four, which is called ‘The Completists.’

In this episode, I claim to have completed a set of achievements myself, in that I say I’ve visited all the pubs . . . → Read More: Dreadful inexcusable blunder.

I'd love a bit of Green

I enjoyed watching these two six sided squares discussing the legalisation of drugs today. In principle I’m with Bob Ainsworth, as you might imagine. There are so many great reasons for legalisation, I hardly know where to start. How, for example, did states accrue so much power that they feel able to dictate what their citizens put into their own mouths? How can it be . . . → Read More: I’d love a bit of Green