Fight Them On The Beaches

Mark Simpson tests Essex's coastal defences against renovation  (The Times Magazine, 2001) Whitstable, Broadstairs, Brighton and most of Suffolk have gone already.  Swept away forever under a tsunami of renovation. These once proudly tatty towns have been lost forever to the unsmiling, … Continue reading

Slit-Trenches & Eternal Comradeship

Mark Simpson totally relates to the author's 1970s childhood war-fetish, but has to draw the line at Ernest Hemingway. (Independent on Sunday, 31 March 2002) Robert Twigger is a man who wins awards. The jacket of Being a Man… In The Lousy Modern World boasts of the Newdigate Prize for … Continue reading