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Jeremy Clarke writes the The Spectator Low Life column.
What is luck?’ said Klynton, aged ten. ‘Hard to explain,’ I said
By Jeremy Clarke
Everyone – from Thomas Hardy to Vladimir Putin – should try one
After a morning at a 15th-century priory, and lunch at the Café de France, I rejoined the ranks of the alive and well
We could all drink, but Tom was in a league of his own: chaos was his element
We had the perfect guide who took us off the beaten track and knew when to keep quiet
‘Glass of bubbly, Marigold?’ I asked Catriona’s sister at a quarter to nine on the first morning of her visit
My oncologist sat beside me and, with a trembling hand, highlighted the crucial sentences
The Corsican taxi driver painted a thrilling picture of impending social revolution
I don’t exactly look forward to them but it’s not so bad once I’m there
Oscar and Klynton are visiting us in Provence and a 100-degree heatwave has hit. There’s only one place to be
The passport checking hall resembled a Nuremberg rally but most of us used it as an exercise in British stoicism
Eating out once a week I can cheerfully manage. Twice, I start complaining
I was vice-chairman of the South West Lurcher, Terrier and Ferret Club. Now I’m pleading for the life of a mouse
Our visit was marred by his tuneless humming and lack of historical insight but a few beers put everything right
The Ulster Tower was often struck by lightning
What angry young French men want
The farcical world of the Sharon’s Ex-Boyfriends Club
What French women want
The joy of Xanax
The healing power of Champagne
Vodka, kaolin and morphine: my welcome drinks at The Spectator offices
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