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Why we must stay cheerful amid the coronavirus lockdown

As we enter the bleak realm of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s remarkable to consider how quickly the barometers of life have shifted. Just three weeks ago I remember enjoying the dividends from a £25 pub quiz bar tab on a...



2017's 12 Days of Christmas

2017 has been another year to suspend belief, exceed expectations and defy prediction – or, in the case of Donald Trump, a year to meet expectations by continuously defying what could never be predicted of a sitting U.S. president....



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Notes from the American South

America is the pre-eminent power in the world in one surprising field. Not economic power. Not military power. Certainly not the function of democracy. It’s museums. The United States know how to create fascinating, challenging,...



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Travels to the Land of the Free(ly Expanding Waistlines)

It is a struggle to write a travel diary, particularly in the United States, without thinking of the prescient and utterly hilarious work of Bill Bryson, who will be the stimulus throughout my visit to the American Deep South. I...