Skip to content

Tag Archives: The Oldie

We were soldiers, once

How I went from Oxford choral scholar to British Army squaddie (in just under a dozen years). – For The Oldie

‘Understanded of the people’?

The Prayer Book Society helps trainee priests with the ‘Shakespearey’ language. – For The Oldie

I came, I saw, I conkered

A little bit of seasonal nostalgia. – For The Oldie

An unsigned note

Oldie readers will need no reminding that the heart of John le Carré’s ‘Circus’ – indeed, of his entire ouevre – is one George Smiley OBE. From Call for the Dead (in ’61) to the classic ‘Karla trilogy’, and on til (almost) the collapse of Communism, he battled foe and, sometimes, friend, quite often in [...]