Monthly Archives: September 2015

Cam Dram

I am not much of a fan of David Cameron, but then I am not not much of a fan either. He leaves me tepidly unmoved. But I do sympathize with him regarding the tax-avoiding little schemer that is Lord … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Vine

“My father says there’s only one perfect view, and that’s the sky above our heads.” George Emerson. “Your father has no doubt been reading Dante.” Cecil Vyse E. M. Forster, A Room with a View (abridged)     Well today, … Continue reading

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Alas, poor Brian, I knew him not

So just what is it that I find so fascinating about certain old queens? I have long felt a no doubt ill-conceived sympathy for Anthony Blunt, not least for the cynical and brutal way he was “outed” by a morally … Continue reading

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Un rendez-vous with Mr Truth: Laurent Ponsot

The last time I met Laurent Ponsot he was about to embark on a trans-continental American motor-bike ride. He had the look too. Ten years on much has changed at the eponymous Domaine Ponsot in Morey Saint Denis. He still … Continue reading

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Cometh the time, cometh the man

The time is now and the man is Roger Phillips. Phillips’ authoritative guide to European funghi is an essential for those wishing to re-establish their primeval hunter-gatherer self. September mornings are damp and the sun is shining. Ceps, Judges’ Wigs … Continue reading

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