Deep waters (New Statesman)

It is hard to list all the adversaries that the American long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox has overcome. In the past 30 years, this real-life mermaid has battled sharks, icebergs, the KGB and the FBI, eight-foot waves, ten-knot currents and impenetrable fog.

2020-03-03T18:29:08+00:00December 1st, 2016|Books, Swimming and lidos|

Porn again (New Statesman)

There are many reasons why the Swedes are perceived as a sombre lot, but the work of Ingmar Bergman, Sweden's greatest film director, surely has something to do with it.

2020-03-03T18:29:11+00:00September 15th, 2013|Culture|