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18 January 1998 • 1,471 words • City of Words
Three hundred and fifty years ago in Whitehall, in London, on a make-shift scaffold outside the Banqueting House—Inigo Jones’ then newly-built extension to the Royal… more»
18 August 1996 • 1,083 words • City of Words
In “Mending Wall”, his poem about the limits of neighbourliness. Robert Frost writes Something there is that doesn’t love a wall That sends the frozen-ground-swell under… more»
23 June 1997 • 875 words • City of Words
It was the week the men and women in riding breeches and hunting… more»
2 November 1998 • 1,145 words • City of Words
All Souls, Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night, Diwali. These oddly-assorted festivals stumble over one another as the clocks change. They all fall in the Fall, in autumn,… more»
July 1995 • 1,192 words • City of Words
Some sing as they work; some sing in the shower; some sing in their sleep. Myself, I sing in the mountains, when the weather’s right.… more»
March 1996 • 1,304 words • City of Words
When I was aged nine or ten my grandmother gave me a leather-bound edition of A Shropshire Lad. It was a copy my grandfather had bought for her
19 July 1996 • 967 words • City of Words
Last Sunday in London environmental activists occupied the motorway spur between Shepherd’s Bush Green and the Westway, punching holes in the hardtop and planting trees… more»
18 May 1998 • 1,353 words • City of Words
The knock on the door comes at half past midnight. Then there is… more»
6 April 1997 • 851 words • City of Words
In this year of the comet, of heavenly portents, could the Tories be turning to occult forces to stem the tide of electoral defeat? You… more»
April 1997 • 860 words • City of Words
They had their gimmicks, the old guard: Disraeli with a primrose on his lapel; Churchill a bowtie and cigar; Harold Wilson a pipe and Gannex… more»
The miracle of Pentecost does happen, though not in tongues of flame. More like a...
Learning from human rights and humanitarian crises in Africa
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....
An item in the Times Literary Supplement of 23 June, apropos a poetry anthology called Capitals, states that...