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Small-town radio

The second (Stanley) instalment of my exchange of Falklands War/1982 letters with Dominic Hilton in Argentina. — For The Critic

No April fools

The opening salvo in a projected 10-week exchange of letters on/around the Falklands War, with Dominic Hilton in the Argentina capital. — For The Critic

Insecurities fraud

Get Rich or Lie Trying: Ambition and Deceit in the New Influencer Economy by Symeon Brown, Atlantic Books, £16.99 . Born when we were born, and embarking on writing ‘careers’ (LOL) just as the web ripped the financial guts out of the paper industry, my idea of a good time is to phone my best […]

The Egmont overture

or; Acts of settlement A brief investigation of the first few Falklands conflicts . A few months back, my family and I took advantage of the Falkland Islands Government’s TRIP scheme (a Covid-era measure to help stimulate internal tourism) and booked a flight to Saunders Island, one of the largest of the 770-odd ‘other’ islands […]

(Re)building a library

Confessions of a bibliomaniac in the South Atlantic. — For The Critic

Zooming windows

Interview with members of the George Formby Society, as they attempt to break an online ukulele-playing record. — For The Critic

Antarctic adventure

From the submarine service to the world’s southernmost post office: Q&A with dentist Sally Owen, in the sub-Antarctic. — For The Critic

Research and rescue

The Falkland Islands bids farewell to the RRS James Clark Ross, and a Marylebone gallery hosts a virtual exhibition of Antarctic photographs. — For The Critic

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