“My car and I will appear at the appointed hour at our local testing centre, where I will book in, hand over the sanitised keys, and then retreat to a nearby chapel and pray.” Photograph: David Sleator

I realise there are many serious issues we need to worry about right now. All the same, I have my own concerns. For instance, I’m starting to show the(...)

Michael Crichton: chose not to practise medicine and instead became a one-man entertainment industry. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

As a self-published writer with a comic novel and two column collections to my name, I have little time for the precious sensibilities of the traditio(...)