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My first Carr

On my personal discovery of eccentric English novelist (and teacher, and artist, and airman, and footballer) JL Carr, the night before what would have been his 108th birthday. – For The Critic

NEWS AT A GLANCE #2

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

A hero’s welcome

Dunkirk – THE UNTOLD STORY!! – For The Oldie

An Oxford squaddie

From deer park to gun park… . Sixteen years ago, American and British forces hurled themselves into Afghanistan the same week I arrived at Magdalen College, Oxford. I didn’t give them much thought – although the ‘War on Terror’ was immediately everywhere. I had an Egyptology degree to get to grips with; and choral evensong [...]

theASHtray, vol.3

In which Whitney Houston spoils my Valentine’s evening. – For theartsdesk