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I’ve been a journalist on newspapers and magazines for a quarter of a century. I specialise in business, the arts and travel.


Since 2001 I’ve been a freelance subeditor/copy editor on titles as diverse as Tatler, CNBC Business, Marketing Week and Funds Europe.


With the US release of George Orwell on Screen, I’m now an internationally published author.

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You know those actors who say: “I can’t bear to watch myself. I notice all my mistakes”? I finally have an inkling of what they mean. In the likely event that you haven’t been following my blog, I’ll recap. Last September, my book George Orwell on Screen was published in the US. In March, the […]

This 60s girl group has captured my soul

I’ve been a fan of the Flirtations for all of eight days. Admittedly I’m a little late to the party, given that they settled in the UK before I was born, but I’m pleased I found them all the same. Those clever little algorithms at YouTube must take the credit. As I was saying to a […]

The PJ O’Rourke principle

I’ve been thinking a lot about the American satirist PJ O’Rourke recently – in particular his funny, acerbic travel books, which I became fond of in the nineties. I tend not to bother with travel articles, because (a) they’re usually aimed at well-off families and (b) you can almost guarantee that stories about the developing […]

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