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Category Archives: correspondence

The Evensong at the End of the World

On singing evensong for Candlemas, in Stanley Cathedral. – For The Critic

Quarantined in the Falkland Islands: 2

The saga continues. – For The Critic

Crashed and Burnsed

On giving a poetically bad speech to the Caledonian Society of Sri Lanka, at the Galle Literary Festival. – For The Critic

Quarantined in the Falkland Islands: 1

From South Asia to the South Atlantic, in the time of Covid. – For The Critic

Bookselling: my part in its downfall

Some thoughts on my brief time at Waterstone’s, along with a review of Shaun Bythell’s Seven Kinds of People You Find in Bookshops. – For The Critic

None shall sleep

A Toscca seminar on potential catastrophe in the Caucasus. – For The Critic

Year’s mind

On South Africa’s historic 1995 Rugby World Cup win, its aftermath, and the sad death of James Terence Small . On Sunday morning, the first big international rugby fixture – All Blacks vs the Wallabies – was played since Covid halted the Six Nations back in early March. This will be followed by the other [...]

The Gentleman’s Marathon

On my attempt to run 26.2 miles, in Pheidippides’ footsteps. – For The Critic

In-line, online, and where to draw the line?

Notes on Colombo’s books and bookmen in the time of Covid-19. – For The Critic

Hat trick ball

My mate Howard has found a cricket ball in his aunt’s attic… – For The Critic