Tag Archives: Anthony Burgess

Jonathan Meades – the Plagiarist in the Kitchen

The tributes to AA Gill who died earlier this year tended to focus on his humour, his famous rudeness, and his ability to write movingly about those on the margins of life. But for me what made him compulsively readable … Continue reading

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Why do wine writers write only about wine?

There’s an article by Craig Brown (the humourist not the former Scotland football manager) about being present at the one and only meeting between Anthony Burgess and Benny Hill. Apparently it was not a great success. Though the two great artists admired … Continue reading

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An impecunious amateur in the East

Victor Crabbe, World of Booze‘s man in Singapore, looks at what to drink in the former colony: When I was young, I had a LEGO catalogue that described a perfect town, with just one of everything: one sandwich shop, one … Continue reading

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