A Little Life, by Hanya Yanagihara; Picador 2015 WHEN our dog Bingo clattered into a garden table while chasing a ball, causing terminal damage to wine glasses and a newly … Continue readingA not so little slice of life
THE answer to the prejudice blighting the world has been staring us all in the visage, according to an Italian psychologist. Zapping the brain with electricity would wipe out bias … Continue readingZap those Brexit mutineers, Boris
ACCORDING to the calendar on our kitchen wall, today is the second of August. Yet when you look at the news, every day seems to be the first of April. … Continue readingOff with her head!
LATEST news from the football transfer window – Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, has signed Gary Lineker as a visiting fellow. The fee is unspecified but, knowing the lad, he won’t … Continue readingAnd on the left wing for Oxford, Salt ’n’ Lineker
OH, to live in Berkeley, California, where they’ve really got their priorities right. In a radical overhaul, all ‘gendered’ language is to be removed from the official city code to make … Continue readingThe Leftie who puts the berk in Berkeley
The Slaves of Solitude by Patrick Hamilton HERE is a horror story. There are no knife maniacs, masked murderers or chainsaw wielding cannibals in this portrayal of crushing boredom in … Continue readingHamilton House of Horror
ROGER is a heart surgeon. For fifty gruelling hours each week he operates under immense pressure with consummate skill, saving lives. For this he is, quite rightly, well remunerated to … Continue readingFair pay for Federer?
AREN’T Lefties wonderful? Latest egregious example of their ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ philosophy is the Corbynite deputy leader of Brighton and Hove Council, Nick Childs. While … Continue readingA Corbyn disciple’s school for scandal
DESPITE strenuous objections from his neighbours, a man has been granted permission to keep two lions in his back garden. Reece Oliver, 28, lives in the Nottinghamshire village of Strelley, … Continue readingThe new gate of Hell (handcart access required)
THERE is a classic moment in one of PG Wodehouse’s golf stories when a player who has missed a putt claims he was distracted by the beating of a butterfly’s … Continue readingA-levels made easy