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Category Archives: Journalism

NEWS AT A GLANCE #5

Of arshins, poods, and workplace happiness. A whole new week’s worth of the news where you aren’t. – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

’5 Living Presidents’? ASH Smyth demands a recount

A list of all the living presidents, as at 5:57pm, December 1st, 2018 – for reasons that, I think, should be self-evident. – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

Portrait of a ‘lady’ – Constance Markievicz, by Sarah Purser

Tonight, the Irish journalist Mary Kenny has a play on at the Irish Cultural Centre. Entitled Dearest Old Darling, it’s based on letters sent between the Dublin feminist, socialist, communist, Sinn Fein MP (elect, but never sitting) Constance Markievicz – née Gore-Booth – and her sister Eva. My great-great-great-aunt, Sarah Purser, portraitist, landscape artist, and [...]

NEWS AT A GLANCE #4

No alternative facts to see here, people! – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

NEWS AT A GLANCE #3

A little bit more idiocy from around the global village. – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

NEWS AT A GLANCE #2

The Spanish Inquisition, and other matters unexpectedly arising. – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

NEWS AT A GLANCE #1

A lad named Rogers, and other true-ish stories. – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

All fact up

Trailer for the ‘new’ and ‘improved’, all-singing-no-dancing, NEWS AT A GLANCE – coming soon to a Queen Mob’s Tea House near you! – For Queen Mob’s Tea House

Great Man history

On Andrew Roberts’ Churchill: Walking with Destiny. – For The Oldie

Did The English Patient send me to Afghanistan?

Two nights from now, by way of (ahem) a birthday present, I will be attending a live-orchestra screening of The English Patient at the Albert Hall. I had invited an old friend, a raven-haired young lady (named in Debrett’s) of impossibly romantic tendency, who first exposed me to the film in, I’d say, about 1998 [...]