Articles 2017-08-10T13:51:05+00:00

The tourist trap (Guardian)

At Linquenda House, Harare's gloomy immigration department, the official inspecting my visa extension form asks me what I do. "I'm a wineseller," I lie.

Channel number one (Daily Telegraph magazine)

At Samphire Beach, a Japanese woman stands in front of Dover's white cliffs. It is 10 past seven on a Tuesday morning. Most people will be having breakfast or getting ready for a day at the office. Miyuki Fijita is swimming to France.

The drug trial that could have been me (Guardian)

The Parexel unit is a strange and private outpost within the sprawling concrete compound that is Northwick Park Hospital. It is basically one long corridor with seven or eight wards running off it, each containing half a dozen beds.

Blood, sweetbreads and jeers (Daily Telegraph)

Where Bourdain’s prose was like someone pirouetting around an abbatoir with a chainsaw, Buford is more measured, offering the inquisitive view of a middle aged ingénu. In the end it gives us a better picture of how a great restaurant kitchen really feels.

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