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Matthew Engel has had a journalistic career of unusual variety, covering everything from terrorism to tiddlywinks. He has reported from 50 countries and seven continents, clocking up No. 7 in January 2012 when the FT sent him to the Antarctic.
For 12 years, he was editor of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. His latest book is Eleven Minutes Late, a dissection of Britain's railways. He is now writing a travel book about England.E-mail Matthew Engel