Archive



Here is a selection of links to the articles I have written in various UK papers over the years which have struck a chord with readers. For a selection of my recent articles in the Telegraph click here and for Guardian/Observer pieces click here.





Daily Telegraph 9/6/2012
The charity Mary's Meals does remarkable work in Malawi by providing schoolchildren with one square meal a day that enables them to study and work for a better future.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/lifestyle/9318892/Marys-Meals-helping-Malawis-children-to-a-brighter-future.html



Daily Telegraph 29/3/2014
A glimpse of another side of Jeffrey Archer - on a visit to meet the prisoner he has been mentoring since they were together behind bars. 



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/10730504/Mentor-to-a-murderer-Jeffrey-Archers-unlikely-alliance.html



Daily Telegraph 23/8/2012
How an extraordinary day I spent with Tony and Jane Nicklinson changed my mind about the right-to-die.



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9494934/How-an-extraordinary-day-spent-with-Tony-Nicklinson-changed-my-views-on-right-to-die.html



Observer 19/6/2011
An account I wrote on learning that the Catholic priest who had married us, and after whom we had named our son, was in fact a paedophile who had covered his tracks almost to his death bed.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/jun/19/kit-cunningham-child-abuse



Daily Telegraph 30/5/2010
The death of Rod Smyth, my best friend from childhood, after a long and brave wait for a kidney transplant, forced me to reconsider my hitherto casual attitude to carrying a donor card. 



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/7771845/A-new-kidney-a-new-life-ahead-and-then-tragedy-struck.html



Independent on Sunday 4/04/2010
Interviewing your heroes can be disappointing - feet of clay and all that.  But Billy Bragg was inspiring when I caught up with him as he prepared to make his London theatrical debut.



http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/free-radical-why-itrsquos-showtime-for-billy-bragg-1932454.html



Guardian Review 28/2/2009
Marking the 75th anniversary of the publication of C Day-Lewis' A Hope for Poetry, the manifesto of the Thirties poets.



http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/feb/28/day-lewis-poetry



Daily Telegraph 16/05/2008
In conversation with Cherie Blair about the furore that has surrounded the publication of her memoirs



http://www.telegraph.co.uk/portal/main.jhtml?xml=/portal/2008/05/16/ftcherie116.xml



Observer 12/01/2008
In conversation with Daniel Day-Lewis about his latest film, There Will be Blood, and about his approach to acting



http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,2239726,00.html



Independent on Sunday 2/12/07
On growing up with a disabled mother



http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article3211112.ece



Observer 24/3/2002
On losing a parent and searching for heaven



http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/politicsphilosophyandsociety/story/0,,672903,00.html



Guardian 10/3/2004
On the death of my father



http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1165864,00.html



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