First published on spearswms.com, I’m quite proud of this story: it’s been picked up by national and international media, from the FT and the Daily Mail to ITV and CNBC. It’s an unexpected situation, which has evoked, I suspect, a good dose of Schadenfreude. When you hear a house has been repossessed, London’s most expensive luxury … More See inside the £5.25m One Hyde Park flat which has been repossessed
This Monday Minute muses (if that’s not too grand a word, which it is) on the human need to tell stories. I was inspired this week by the Spear’s Book Awards, coming up on 24 September.
I’m new to cycling. Well, new as in I haven’t done it since I was about eleven. Some friends and I went cycling up a mountain in the South of France recently – and you’d think coming down was the easy bit…
I travelled to Beirut in June on the trail of the opera scene and ended up uncovering lies, art and the lasting damage inflicted by war. Here I talk about why opera tells us a lot about the Middle East today. You can read the full article here http://www.spearswms.com/good-life/travel/49097/on-the-trail-ofopera-in-beirut-amid-wars-and-lies-and-what-it-tells-us-about-the-middle-east-today.thtml
This video was inspired by our article about domestic violence among the wealthy, in the new issue of Spear’s.
Turns out that when private school fees increase at ten times the rate of wages, social mobility grinds to a halt. This is me on why education needs to become less expensive, with reference to a £10,000 gap yah trip to Venice.
I’d spent quite a lot of the previous week in the Royal Albert Hall watching Daniel Barenboim conduct the Berlin Staatskapelle in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, so I had Valhalla on the brain. The same week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s son was born, so I wanted to see if there were any lessons about … More Josh Spero’s Monday Minute: The Royal baby and Wagner