Tony Parsons

Ways of Escape: Procrastination

Tom Ward | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Ward

Whether you're writing an essay, editing a novel, or just cleaning the flat, procrastination is always sure to rear its ugly head. Procrastination occupies the middle ground between work and play, but doesn't really count as either. Like watching an Adam Sandler film, you've got to work hard to pretend you enjoy procrastination.

Bukowski and the Down-and-Outs

Tom Ward | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

What are the chances of really becoming a commercially and critically successful author in 2013? For me personally, the idea of being a down-and-out writer living in a bedsit hasn't had to become a reality just yet. This is due to still living at my parents' home.

Tony Parsons: Why I Write

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.10.2012 | Home
Jason Holmes

"We all have multiple identities," says Tony Parsons when I ask him whether he feels more of an Englishman or a Londoner, "but I certainly feel like I'm both. But I also feel British.

Camilla: 'I Spend My Life Reading'

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cornwall and author Tony Parsons today met Transport for London (TfL) employees who are taking part in a course to improve their Englis...

Giving Everyone an Excuse to Read

Lucy Meadmore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Home
Lucy Meadmore

So if I told you that 12 million people in the UK have difficulties with reading and writing, would you believe me? If I also told you that over one third of the population in this country don't pick up a book - would you believe that? - It's pretty shocking isn't it? And it's true.

Addressing Race Relations in the UK After the Riots

Minna Salami | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Minna Salami

On the second day of the UK riots I boarded a flight from Finland to London where I live. Before take off I went through tweets containing the #londonriots hash tag.