Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
What makes a good parent? It's not discipline, or striving for respect (or fear). Above all else, it's trust
25 November 2012 05:55 PM
Most parenting literature can be ignored. But parents everywhere will tell you that if you trust yourself enough to trust your child, the job becomes so much easier
17 September 2012 06:42 PM
Michael Gove seems to care little for what education means in the widest sense
06 March 2012 12:00 AM
31 January 2012 12:00 AM
07 August 2004 12:00 AM
Do you ever get a really good idea in the middle of the night? You wake up and you think "God, that's genius". Perhaps you even write it down, so afraid might you be of not remembering this Nobel prize-winning idea in the morning. I've had many: they've all been revealed as surreal and hopeless come dawn, but in the dead of night they seemed incredibly clever and "world problem solving".
24 July 2004 12:00 AM
The plym is a deceptive little river. It starts 450 metres above sea level, high on Dartmoor in south-west England. Thirty kilometres later it enters the sea at Plymouth Sound, near the ugly old city of Plymouth (sorry Plymothians).
10 July 2004 12:00 AM
Ever since I started fishing I'd wanted to go fishing with my father. This has everything to do with the fact that he is Italian and has no sons, and I am the youngest (i.e. the last chance, as I've always seen it, for him to have had a boy).
29 May 2004 12:00 AM
03 April 2004 12:00 AM
It felt good to cast again. The last time I'd fished I had been eight months pregnant, now I was a mother. Everything had changed. But at the water's edge, nothing had. My fishing vest, my rod, my Hardy reel, they were all waiting for me like the most understanding of friends.
06 March 2004 12:00 AM
So this week some animal rights group has posted the names, addresses and telephone numbers of various celebrities who fish or hunt. Inciting their members to, no doubt, do something really big and intelligent like starting a conversation that puts their point of view across in a calm, considered manner.
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Louise Mensch says 'F**K YOU' in explosive tweets about David Cameron, Saudi Embassy and the Queen over King Abdullah tributes
- 1 King Salman: Just five days in, Saudi Arabia's new king has already overseen a beheading
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Presidential optical illusion offers clues to how brain processes faces
- 5 Grumpy Roald Dahl letter warning student to 'eschew beastly adjectives' rediscovered after 35 years