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Jeremy Clarke

Jeremy Clarke writes the The Spectator Low Life column.

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The mysterious ways of the French

Everything in this country is as strange to me today as it was five years ago

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A trip to Dartmoor Prison with my grandson and his cousin

Nine-year-old Oscar is a mentor to eight-year-old Lucas

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Italy, in seven hours and five trains

People laughed when I told them my plan but nothing beats the window seat of a stopping train hugging the Ligurian coast

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Tuscany’s killer climate

As my engine died, a thunderclap exploded overhead and I noticed that I was freezing cold and soaked to the skin

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Will the Mistral drive me to murder?

I was the first Leaver my neighbors had met and I was treated like a former Kray or a Moonie

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Meet Santino: the world’s worst tour guide

The sculptured eroticism of Henry II’s mistress’s bedroom brought to mind an orgy at its peak – not that he noticed

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A moral dilemma on my freebie vacation

What should I tell people when they ask me my ‘profession’?

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Am I about to be usurped by Philippe, our handsome French gardener?

All the women – Catriona included – seem to have fallen under his spell

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Up close with the Rolling Stones

Ronnie Wood’s girlfriend was there – and Mick’s oldest Dartford school friend.

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I like Donald Trump — but don’t tell anyone

I arrived for lunch a bit late and was led to the dining table. Our hostess disappeared back into the house to bring out the food, leaving me to acquaint myself with the other guests, an Englishwoman and an American. The Englishwoman said that yesterday she had fallen off the wagon after eight weeks and […]

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