Andy Martin teaches French at Cambridge University and is the author of The Boxer and the Goalkeeper: Sartre vs Camus
02 May 2014 10:51 PM
British plumber was at surfing’s Oscars in LA on Friday night after feat of derring-do in Portugal this year. He tells Andy Martin how the sport is changing as the search for the biggest ride gathers momentum
03 January 2014 10:10 PM
The street children taking to the boards on South Africa’s foaming surf may be following the inspiration of the country's former leader himself
07 June 2013 07:00 PM
This novel about an alienated genius brings a Martian perspective to life on a strange planet
17 February 2013 06:49 PM
Immerse yourself in the language as it is used: real films, real books, real songs
01 September 2012 12:00 AM
An avid fan of the top-selling series test-drives the latest with some more objective readers...
17 June 2012 12:00 AM
It started as a stonemason's visionary idea – to commemorate all the species that have ever existed and are now extinct. Now it's a £20m project supported by The Royal Society and taking shape in an extraordinary new building on Dorset's Jurassic coast.
12 June 2012 12:00 AM
A second language builds cognitive potential, not just linguistic ability
26 May 2012 12:00 AM
After his friendship with Jean-Paul Sartre had turned to bitter rivalry, Albert Camus found peace in rural Provence. It was not to last...
26 May 2012 12:00 AM
It was a small family bookshop, on a peaceful back street in a small town on the fringes of London. I treated it as my own personal library, and I would sit there for hours on end, often on the floor, usually not buying anything. I loved that bookshop, so naturally I had to go and betray it.
28 April 2012 12:00 AM
A novelist captures all the glamour, and terror, of the sea
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When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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