Archive for April 2009

The Devil May Wear Prada But…

So it’s Tuesday afternoon and behind me on the day bed in my office there is a heap of unwearable tat from which I have to find an outfit for A Special Occasion. Tomorrow morning I fly to London for a lunch with the literary great and good, organised to herald the June publication of my…

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At Her Majesty's Pleasure

The prisoner riot at HMP Ashwell has been brought under control after 22 hours. No casualties apparently, but 75 percent of the prison is wrecked and we all know who’ll be picking up the tab for that. Reasons given for the riot breaking out change every time I read the news. Some reports say the…

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Enough

Okay, hands up, who has had enough of Russell Brand, Ofcom and the BBC? I must now ask the forebearance of my American readers (and I know you’re out there) while I indulge in some strictly British complaining. But here’s the story. Russell Brand is a highly paid paid performer who, last winter, along with…

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