Welcome to my corner of the interweb. My name’s Alan, and I’m a writer and journalist.

You might have seen my stuff in The Times, The Observer, The Sunday Express, The TLS, The Oldie,  Private Eye, Monocle, The National, and Dazed and Confused, if you were looking very hard. I write about crime, politics, history, culture and other tosh. Go on, have a click around.

I have also worked as a teacher, a management consultant and a civil servant, which suggests I have problems with my attention span.

I am otherwise unremarkable, except for an obsessive infatuation with the game of cricket.

There it is.