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  1. December 11, 2013

    Former Lloyds executive in the spotlight

    There was a lot of finger-pointing going on Wednesday, as the Financial Conduct Authority unveiled its record £28m fine for...

  2. Material World

    November 27, 2013

    Lanvin scores in the fashion football game

    Lanvin It’s all about football for men’s luxury brands. What else to make of the fact that Lanvin just became the first...

  1. November 22, 2013

    How books about sport got serious

    When I was 10, my family moved to California for a year, and I discovered baseball. My Dad bought me two anthologies of...

  2. April 26, 2013

    Writers in love with other art forms

    In the last summer of his life Norman Mailer felt he had the face he deserved and the solitude he craved. He was living...

  3. January 18, 2013

    Be careful what you pray for…

    The boy and I have a part share of a pair of Arsenal season tickets, so a few times each season we trudge up to north London...

  4. November 23, 2012

    Matchday, 2012

    Seventeen minutes into last weekend’s derby match between north London neighbours Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the crowd...

  5. July 6, 2012

    To the wire

    Pray: Notes on the 2011/2012 Football Season, by Nick Hornby, Penguin Specials e-book £1.99 Full disclosure: I was one of...

  6. April 15, 2011

    Why football is in a fix

    Visiting China for the first time last month, I was struck by the gambling. People were betting even under a statue of Marx...

  7. November 19, 2010

    My monster idea

    Nick Hornby prepares for the opening of the Monster Supply Store When you are writing a piece of journalism about a building...

  8. October 9, 2010

    Ben Folds and Nick Hornby: Lonely Avenue

    Ben Folds and Nick Hornby Lonely Avenue (Nonesuch) Ben Folds does the music; Nick Hornby does the words. Both are excellent:...

  9. September 20, 2010

    Mirage Men

    Mirage Men, by Mark Pilkington, Constable RRP£8.99, 338 pages Mark Pilkington’s Mirage Men explores the twilight world of...

  10. May 29, 2010

    Artfully adaptable

    My business is not just about finding property, it is about offering an all-encompassing London service. While the usual...

  11. November 27, 2009

    The last word: How Amazon keeps the goods flowing for Christmas

    In Nick Hornby's novel High Fidelity , the narrator and music retailer Rob describes how he rearranges his record collection...

  12. October 28, 2009

    Film releases: October 30

    No prizes for guessing – but a smack round the ear if you can’t – the missing word in the title of An Education ( Lone...

  13. September 11, 2009

    Lunch with the FT: Nick Hornby

    I used to think of Nick Hornby as a friend. We both live in Highbury and our children go to the same primary school. I like...

  14. September 5, 2009

    Guitar zeros

    Juliet, Naked By Nick Hornby Penguin £18.99, 250 pages FT Bookshop price: £15.19 I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay By...

  15. August 7, 2009

    What makes a true football fan?

    “Just this one afternoon started the whole thing off – there was no prolonged courtship In a desperate and percipient...

  16. May 1, 2009

    Pearson first quarter revenues rise to £1bn

    Pearson said it was trading in line with expectations as the strong dollar continued to benefit the owner of the Financial...

  17. February 27, 2009

    Sport can teach bankers fair play on pay

    Anyone interested in the mood of the times should check out a recent video on YouTube. The main characters: Jim Calhoun,...

  18. February 14, 2009

    Fiction: Up A Tree In The Park At Night With A Hedgehog

    Up A Tree In The Park At Night With A Hedgehog by P Robert Smith Vintage £7.99, 235 pages FT Bookshop price: £6.39...

  19. Westminster Blog

    February 10, 2009

    Former head of risk at HBOS: "Being an internal risk and compliance manager at the time felt a bit like being a man in a rowing boat trying to slow down an oil tanker"

    Withering evidence to the Treasury select committee – from Paul Moore, former head of group regulatory risk at HBOS – was...

  20. August 23, 2008

    Books for Beijing and the beach

    David Cameron may have relaxed with Sebastian Faulks's James Bond blockbuster The Devil May Care while his MPs slogged...

  21. June 21, 2008

    Dr Frederick Mulder

    Dr Frederick Mulder, 64, is a leading UK art dealer. He was founding chairman of the Funding Network, the first public...

  22. June 18, 2008

    Neil leads £4m PFD buy-out

    Andrew Neil, former editor of the Sunday Times and chief executive of The Spectator magazine, has led a group of investors...

  23. May 24, 2008

    Small Talk - Nick Hornby

    Nick Hornby, 51, originally wanted to be a scriptwriter, not a novelist. He still produces screenplays, and wrote the...

  24. May 24, 2008

    Small Talk: Nick Hornby

    Nick Hornby, 51, originally wanted to be a scriptwriter, not a novelist. He still produces screenplays, and wrote the...

  25. April 12, 2008

    Slam

    Slam by Nick Hornby Penguin £7.99 FT bookshop price: £6.39 Hornby, who often deals with the theme of male maturity - or...

  26. April 12, 2008

    Slam

    Slam By Nick Hornby Penguin £7.99 FT bookshop price: £6.39 Hornby, who often deals with the theme of male maturity – or lack...

  27. November 15, 2007

    Railway thriller

    It is a little scary that the man running the company that built the Channel Tunnel Rail Link to the newly renovated St...

  28. November 10, 2007

    Teenage Fiction: Slam

    Slam by Nick Hornby Penguin £12.99, 293 pages FT bookshop price: £10.39 The focus of Nick Hornby’s first novel for young...

  29. August 4, 2007

    Vintage leaves others in the shade

    In our celebrity-obsessed world, the association of brand and movie star is known to sell a product in a way that nothing...

  30. August 4, 2007

    Vintage leaves others in the shade

    In our celebrity-obsessed world, the association of brand and movie star is known to sell a product in a way that nothing...

  31. January 6, 2007

    The man who knew too little

    Zip or button-fly? Small panatella or double corona? What is the best - no, the only - way to tie your deck shoes? Oh, and...

  32. November 29, 2006

    Next they'll be selling us apple pie

    You are perhaps familiar with the concept of "dad rock", a mocking term indicating the musty guitar music that middle-aged...

  33. October 10, 2006

    CRITICS' CHOICE

    These are tough times for fictional American presidents on More4. After George Bush's hypothetical assassination in "Death...

  34. June 2, 2006

    Fifa pitch

    It can be soul-destroying, reading a cluster of books about football in the run-up to the game’s most prestigious...

  35. May 17, 2006

    High Fidelity

    Nick Hornby has been pretty well served by movies and High Fidelity (BBC3 10.00pm) is the most sustained of the adaptations...

  36. April 18, 2006

    Pop as requiem for a lost youth - we thought we had

    It is said that smell is the sense most closely linked to memory, although I beg to differ. Perhaps I have an unnaturally...

  37. March 25, 2006

    In brief - Guitar Man

    Guitar Man by Will Hodgkinson Bloomsbury £12.99, 292 pages "Discovering the guitar is like finding a new continent that...

  38. February 22, 2006

    Author backs call to close VAT loophole

    Pressure is growing on the Treasury to close a loophole that allows CDs to be sold online through the Channel Islands free...

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