Tag Archives: Guardian

Let’s be Franc

I was going to call this post Can I be Franc with You but I looked in the voluminous World of Booze archive and discovered that I’d already written an article called that. There are only so many puns in … Continue reading

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In September I finally left my employers Oneworld Publications. One month later they won the Booker Prize with Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings. D’oh! Still at least I had my columns to keep me amused. Sadly the … Continue reading

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Apparently they make whisky in Japan!

Whisky traditionalists will be in for a shock when they visit the Highlander Inn at Craigellachie. For, alongside an exhaustive list of whiskies from all over Scotland – some exceedingly rare – there’s a sizeable selection from Japan. This is … Continue reading

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Goodbye Pompous Chair, hello Guardian

Yesterday I threw out a favourite old chair that had become rather decrepit. My wife calls it my pompous chair. It used to belong to an aunt who worked in the antiques trade so had a good eye for furniture … Continue reading

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Henry, we’re Jewish.

This is an article that appears in today’s Guardian. I thought it would be nice to illustrate it with some old family photos: My grandfather’s funeral service took place on New Year’s Eve 2002 at the Anglican church in Chalfont … Continue reading

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You know you’ve made it when you’re cited on Wikipedia

The most popular article I ever wrote was something examining what sort of sherry Niles and Frasier drank on the sitcom Frasier. As you can see it attracted a fair amount of comment. Well now that article has been cited as … Continue reading

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