Failure to Turn

Taking issue with a film starring Timothée Chalamet.

Elder States, Man

Lamenting a life lived online.

The Chic Young Divorcée

Making a swift 180 down the aisle.

Lost in the Woods

Guy Shrubsole’s schemes have the potential to unleash havoc in the British countryside.

The View from Mount Olympus

2012’s Summer Olympics were a harbinger of the dreadful decade to come.

At the Altar of Capital

How the Conservative Party lost their religion to the pull of the market.

The State of Nature

A classic treatise against men writing about the natural world.

FBPE Fantasia

Unpicking the last four years of Remaniac delusions.


Do good novelists have to write good novels?

Conversations with Friends about Sally Rooney

An epistolary inquiry into the zeitgeist, the novels, the publishers and me.