JOURNALIST

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Journalism

Selected articles from the Evening Standard and beyond. 

THE TOP THREE

My own favourite articles from the last few years

PEOPLE, PEOPLE, PEOPLE

The story-tellers, taste-makers, captains of industry and aesthetes: interviews with the great, the good, and the not-so-good 

THE LONDONER'S DIARY

The Londoner's Diary is an historic  sketchbook of London's professional, political and social worlds, which turns a hundred this year. Previous editors include Harold Nicholson,  Winston Churchill - for a week when his son Randolph, the real editor, was away -  and more lately Max Hastings and Sarah Sands, now editor of the Standard.  It is an unusal job spec: after arduous duties such as drinking champagne at political and cultural parties in the evening, come the morning you must still have enough fizz to write a witty and insightful column. There is too much content daily to upload here. You can follow it via the Evening Standard website here.

 

FROM THE BOOKSHELVES

Every so often I turn around to my office neighbour, books editor Katy Guest on the Independent on Sunday, and ask if I can review a book for her over the weekend. Often the choice is a book that tells the story of a country through its literature, art or politics. Below is a selection of recent publish articles.