Monthly Archives: February 2008

Emergency press blogging

There is so much going on in the Rowan story that most will be forgotten by Tuesday, when I come to write a proper press column, so I thought I would put some disorganised notes on the Sunday papers here. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Mumin blogging

bq. It’s my birthday today, and I’ll translate a bit of Tove Jansson if I want to: this is chapter 3 of _Sent i November_ which I have never actually read in English. I really really wish I knew some … Continue reading Continue reading

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I bet they kill this par

But when you open tomorrow’s _Guardian_ there ought to be an analysis on the news pages that starts like this: bq. The Archbishop of Canterbury, a man whose prose is as luxuriant as his beard, might not have anything in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Deer stalking

Some things are just too strange to be believed. I was walking yesterday in the fields near Strethall Church and saw what seemed like a cloud of smoke above the farm there. It was pigeons, rising from the field to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tony Judt interview, as requested

This was written for the Guardian, which for some reason never used it; the only other one of my profiles to suffer that fate was Benny Morris. I suspect that fear of endless I/P thrashes played a role in both … Continue reading

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