Issue 5
September 1, 2020

Bonus Bonanza

Want to know how much bankers earn? A veteran lays out the unblushing figures.

Our Friends in Hereford

A military insider explains why the Special Air Service is permitted to act with deadly impunity.


Do good novelists have to write good novels?

Lunch With Laurence Fox

In a new series, we take London’s most compelling figures to lunch with one of our writers. They choose the restaurant; we foot the bill.

The Governess Confesses

In servitude to Moscow’s super-rich.

FBPE Fantasia

Unpicking the last four years of Remaniac delusions.

May Day

Teetering on the edge of the apocalypse.

Three Extracts from ’Inside Story: How To Write’

In a world exclusive, The Fence is delighted to publish three extracts from Martin Amis’ newest novel.