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Jonathan Fryer

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A Joyous Funeral at the Charterhouse NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Days, 12 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
My old friend, the publisher and editor Peter Day, left very precise instructions for his funeral, which took place at lunchtime today at the Charterhouse in the City (where he spent the last 14 years of his life). There was to be absolutely NO EULOG...
Peaches for Monsieur le Curé NEW
Jonathan Fryer 5 Days, 17 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Joanne Harris’s novel Chocolat was a huge success in many countries and languages, as well as being the basis for an Oscar-nominated film of the same name, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. So the south-western French village of Lansqu...
What Writers Really Earn NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Week, 4 Days, 19 Hours, 49 Minutes ago
The wealth generated by the UK’s creative industries is on the up; according to the government’s Department for Cuoluture, Media and Sport they are now worth £71.4 billion a year. Yet writers are seeing their incomes falling, t...
Remembering Peter Day NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Week, 5 Days, 13 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
The publisher, editor and longtime English PEN activist Peter Day, who has died, could on occasions be extremely sharp-tongued, but at heart he was a man of immense human kindness. He particularly sprang into action whenever any of his friends was il...
Alan Duncan, Free to Speak NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 7 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
When Lord Lothian invited International Development Minister Alan Duncan to address the Global Strategy Forum at the National Liberal Club today on the Arab Spring three years on, he can have had no inkling that Mr Duncan would be ministerially defen...
Ten Months to Differentiate NEW
Jonathan Fryer 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
I am one of those Liberal Democrats who firmly believes it was the right thing for the party to go into Coalition with the Conservatives in 2010, despite being distinctly centre-left personally. Besides, the LibDem special conference in Birmingham ov...
Virginia Woolf at the NPG NEW
Jonathan Fryer 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
When I was doing English Lit A level, many moons ago, one of my classmates had a great passion for the writings of Virginia Woolf. She was not on the curriculum, and our English Master openly mocked this boy’s predilection, preferring instead t...
Virginia Woolf at the NPG NEW
Jonathan Fryer 3 Weeks, 7 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
When I was doing English Lit A level, many moons ago, one of my classmates had a great passion for the writings of Virginia Woolf. She was not on the curriculum, and our English Master openly mocked this boy’s predilection, preferring instead t...
John McHugos’ Syria NEW
Jonathan Fryer 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Earlier this week I was at Mosaic Rooms in Kensington, interviewing the writer and Arabist John McHugo about his new book on Syria. The topicality of the subject was doubtless one reason that the place was packed — and both John and his publish...
John McHugos’ Syria NEW
Jonathan Fryer 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Earlier this week I was at Mosaic Rooms in Kensington, interviewing the writer and Arabist John McHugo about his new book on Syria. The topicality of the subject was doubtless one reason that the place was packed — and both John and his publish...
UKIP’s Nasty Nationalism NEW
Jonathan Fryer 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Seeing UKIP’s MEPs literally turning their backs when Beethoven’s Ode to Joy was played at the inaugural session of the new European Parliament yesterday really made me ashamed to be British. Such behaviour is not only childish but also d...
UKIP’s Nasty Nationalism NEW
Jonathan Fryer 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Seeing UKIP’s MEPs literally turning their backs when Beethoven’s Ode to Joy was played at the inaugural session of the new European Parliament yesterday really made me ashamed to be British. Such behaviour is not only childish but also d...
Pride in Europe NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
This week, for the first time ever, the LGBTi Pride Rainbow Flag is flying from the facade of Europe House in London’s Smith Square, headquarters of the European Parliament office and European Commission representation. Yesterday afternoon, the...
Pride in Europe NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
This week, for the first time ever, the LGBTi Pride Rainbow Flag is flying from the facade of Europe House in London’s Smith Square, headquarters of the European Parliament office and European Commission representation. Yesterday afternoon, the...
GDIF 2014 at the Cutty Sark NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF) has relatively quickly established itself as one of Britain’s premier outdoor cultural events, all the remarkable because it is FREE. Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings has a keen eye fo...
GDIF 2014 at the Cutty Sark NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF) has relatively quickly established itself as one of Britain’s premier outdoor cultural events, all the remarkable because it is FREE. Artistic Director Bradley Hemmings has a keen eye fo...
Do Not Lose Euro-heart! NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The following first appeared in yesterday’s London Liberal Democrats’ weekly email bulletin: The result of the recent Euro-elections was deeply dispiriting, not least because for the first time ever the Liberal Democrats pinned our pro-Eu...
Do Not Lose Euro-heart! NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 1 Week, 6 Days, 10 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The following first appeared in yesterday’s London Liberal Democrats’ weekly email bulletin: The result of the recent Euro-elections was deeply dispiriting, not least because for the first time ever the Liberal Democrats pinned our pro-Eu...
Ming Campbell’s View of Britain and Europe NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Neither hard nor soft power by NATO and the EU can be as effective as when carried out in tandem, the Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell declared in his Tim Garden Memorial Lecture at Chatham House last night. He stressed that there are no plan...
Ming Campbell’s View of Britain and Europe NEW
Jonathan Fryer 1 Month, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Neither hard nor soft power by NATO and the EU can be as effective as when carried out in tandem, the Liberal Democrat MP Sir Menzies Campbell declared in his Tim Garden Memorial Lecture at Chatham House last night. He stressed that there are no plan...