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The art of seeing…

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This post was previously published on dominichollandbooks.com (the site for all thing DH books) and is now being published on this co.uk site also. * Observational comedy is only successful with a high degree of accuracy and some cunning. To observe something that resonates –… Read More »The art of seeing…

Who knew?

There is an expression in comedy… Nothing empties a dressing room quicker than a comedian dying on stage. The thinking being that comedians wallow in a colleagues defeat which is not very edifying. Schadenfreude might be the official term; enjoying others failings and avoiding their… Read More »Who knew?

On Golden Square…

London has its fair share of famous squares. Headed up by Trafalgar Square overseen by Lord Nelson atop his column. Then Parliament Square with Big Ben, Leicester Square with its premieres, Barclay square with its nightingale and many others… but the one that gets my… Read More »On Golden Square…

Getting High…

Show biz lives are audited by many different metrics: units sold (books, records…), awards garnered, career earnings, number of spouses, quantity of sexual conquests, quantity of drugs ingested/imbibed, units of alcohol consumed whilst on the job, number of times in rehab, premature death… And on… Read More »Getting High…

Who knew…

Who doesn’t enjoy a really big poo? Truly – a clear out of the bowels is one of life’s great victories, only marginally eclipsed by a clear-out of the house. And this being a time of annual renewal, many of us will have completed a… Read More »Who knew…

The spoken word…

To Oxford this week, the city of spires and steeples, quadrangles and gowns, bicycles and Dons. The oldest university town in the English speaking world, founded in 1069. The university where 28 UK Prime Ministers cut their teeth and 72 Nobel prize winners learnt their… Read More »The spoken word…

Coming soonish…

Obviously people do write about themselves and this needn’t be self-indulgent although it frequently is. We are familiar with the autobiography. Thick books with large print that fill the book shops ahead of Christmas – commonly with titles like ‘My Life’ or ‘My Struggle’ and… Read More »Coming soonish…

What Lockdown hair?

A man can be aged by many parameters… His amount of hair and how much of it is grey. The size of his eyebrows. His girth/paunch. His politics? Eye sight, the sound he makes when bending down…   There are other more oblique indicators too, like… Read More »What Lockdown hair?