Here I am shaking hands with my interviewer Dan Gray before heading into the Big Tent where we appeared in front of a thousand people. Dan is a Middlesborough supporting Yorkshireman relocated to Scotland where he writes with wit and eloquence about many things but...
Iain Dale is one of my favourite presenters on LBC and that’s not just because he made my book ‘In My Life’ his Book of the Year in 2018! After presiding over the head to head encounters between Hunt and Johnson for the Conservative Party Leadership he came straight...
I’ve loved Seamus Heaney’s poetry since reading ‘Digging’ almost 50 years ago. That poem led to me requesting his collected works as a present on my 22nd birthday, a tome that still graces my bookshelves. Following our wonderful stay in Bangor we embark upon an hour...
To Northern Ireland for my third appearance at the Open House Festival organised, as always, by the intrepid Lesley Richardson, a novelist in her own right and in between me and my interviewer, Stephen Walker, in the photo. Stephen is the BBC Political Correspondent...
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