In Britain and America, there is rarely any joy in breakfast food and that is deliberate
The state’s proposed surrogacy laws will rent wombs to the highest bidder
Satisfaction really is guaranteed — and that’s the problem
The world of difference is disappearing
What kind of influences are child drag queens being exposed to?
An erotic epiphany led me to take a vow
At his funeral in his village last week, it was touching to see how many people understood his truly liberal spirit
Conrad had gone as far as to place yours truly next to Melania Trump at dinner
It’s not the state network’s job to censor a legal, public activity
Was the Manhattan I first lived in a beautiful illusion embellished by the innocence of youth?
Ignore the Handmaid’s Tale memes. The new legislation pushes back against sexism and racism
The hardest part is the grief I have caused to the people I love
We may be wrong to assume older people can’t learn as well as younger ones
I was the first Leaver my neighbors had met and I was treated like a former Kray or a Moonie
Sometimes the answer to the ever-present ‘is it kid-friendly?’ question should be ‘no, it’s really not’
I’ve become a perfect LA cliché – a sober, middle-aged, electric-car owner
Sebastian Flyte had nothing on me
The sculptured eroticism of Henry II’s mistress’s bedroom brought to mind an orgy at its peak – not that he noticed
In the shadow of Mount Kenya’s melting glaciers, I have seen an elephant-flattened man
The profit from drugs fuels the underworld of organized crime
Would generations of Americans weaned on high-fructose corn syrup be able to march much further than the fridge?
No visit is complete without admiring the store’s famous jade eggs
Albert was always well turned-out, but he let slip one day that it took him four hours to get dressed
What should I tell people when they ask me my ‘profession’?
Literary lapses and family law: A Slightly Foxed books excerpt