In King’s Cross, opposite the railway station, there once stood a big dipper, and this wooden roller coaster was surrounded … More Why Does London Have Amusement Arcades?
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And finally… Skin colour matters. It transpired that Tanzanian albinos were living in fear of their lives because people were … More Strange Times IV: Nothing Changes
In Which Mr May Makes A Mistake And Mr Bryant Goes Into The Dark It’s Bryant & May’s 17th outing, … More The Lonely Hour Arrives!
Whenever a TV shows wants us to see the full horror of Victorian poverty, they shoot a sequence at the … More London’s Darkest Spot
Some excellent choices came out of the ‘Most English Films’ list, and prompted me to further thoughts. ‘Seance on a … More Those English Films: Your Comments
The great thing about children is that they talk rubbish with more conviction than politicians. Lies, fantasies and half-truths are … More Fact VS Fiction II: Lying For A Living
You need the pieces on the board before you can capture enemies I’m currently grapple with a slippery opponent; my … More Writers And The Subconscious
Here are the answers to eleven odd questions about London/ 1. On which London monument do pearls turn to diamonds, … More Tricky New Year London Quiz Answers
Good books have an inner life; you can’t see all the way in. The pages become windows that throw light … More Don’t Tell Them Everything
Across 1 Strange Tide 4 Seventy Seven Clocks 5 Off the Rails 7 The Memory of Blood 10 … More The Cryptic Christmas Crossword Answers (With Explanations)
One of the happiest experiences in my publishing life has been watching the Bryant & May covers mature and remain … More ‘The Lonely Hour’ Full Cover
Christmas is approaching – it’s the time from which writers theoretically derive most of their earnings. This isn’t usually … More What The Author Did Next
Cher looks like a nylon-haired Barbie doll with fewer moving parts There’s a really creepy website called Plugged In that … More Movie Hatchet: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’
I filled my entire house with built-in bookcases Yesterday’s comments reminded me of something I hadn’t thought about for years. … More My Home Library Part 3
I was once on a tube train sitting opposite a young punk who was wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the … More Why I Tried To Hate JK Rowling