Dogs

Three glamorous guests, 1921

A miracle: French hotels actually like dogs

22 November 2014 9:00 am

The first time I checked in to a French hotel with a golden retriever — his name was Gregory, predecessor…

Griff Rhys Jones’s diary: I am now less of a celebrity than my daughter’s dog

25 October 2014 9:00 am

In order to promote the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia festival, I am trying to persuade Jason Morell, the director, that…

Dear Mary: Learning to love a man who whistles through his nose

25 October 2014 9:00 am

Q. What can you do when disorganised friends say they would love to come to a concert with you but…

Spectator letters: In defence of the GMC and Ukip members, and how Rachmaninov spelled Rachmaninov

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Nothing to fear Sir: So long as we are not breaking any law, we have nothing to fear from the…

I’ve spent years in war zones. And the most terrifying moment of my life just happened in Norfolk

11 October 2014 9:00 am

I’ve spent years in conflict zones. But the scariest thing that’s happened to me involved two bull terriers on a Norfolk beach

From jailbird to social butterfly – the return of Conrad Black

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The former proprietor of this magazine, Conrad Black, is in London at the moment with his gorgeous wife Barbara, and…

The Dickin Medal is a morally dubious piece of nonsense

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Apparently, mice think that women are useless. I don’t mean that they think women mice are useless — they’re keen…

Spectator letters: Interpreting Islam, and Spectator-reading thieves

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Chapter and verse on Islam Sir: Irshad Manji’s generally very sensible article on ‘Reclaiming Islam’ (29 March) suggests using the…

Spectator letters: Bereaved parents against press regulation, and a defence of Tony Benn

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Why we need a free press Sir: As bereaved parents and (to borrow from some signatories of last week’s advertisement)…

The battle against the dog police

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Feral bureaucrats are banning dogs from places they’ve been walked for generations. But now owners are fighting back

We buy dogs to reflect ourselves. So who’s buying all these killer pitbulls?

15 February 2014 9:00 am

I’ve called the doggie hospital three times now to find out how Jessie’s getting on. She’s just come round, at…

A spirit to warm Bruegel’s ‘Hunters in the Snow’

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The ostensible subject matter is misleading, as is any conflation with his lesser relatives’ wassailing peasants and roistering village squares.…

What nannies know

14 December 2013 9:00 am

Soon after moving to London at the age of 20, Nina Stibbe wrote to her sister Vic saying, ‘Being a…

A dog mess or two is not too high a price to pay for an owner’s happiness

2 November 2013 9:00 am

A month ago I was reporting complacently that peace and calm had returned to Stoke Park after a series of…

Roger Scruton’s diary: Finding Scrutopia in the Czech Republic

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Hay-making was easy this year, and over in good time for a holiday. I am opposed to holidays, having worked…

Football’s still the big boy in the playground – even when the big boys aren’t playing

10 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a long, hot, soccerless holiday. There has been football about — the women’s European Championship, for example, and…

Letters: MPs’ salaries, Ruby the Heartstealer, and how to avoid washing up

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Tax breaks for families Sir: Hugo Rifkind is wrong to imply (6 July) that the current income tax system is indifferent…

Charles Moore: Why not marry a dog?

6 July 2013 9:00 am

MPs are incomparable. This may seem an odd thing to say in the current climate of opinion, but I mean…