In Search of Shangri-La

Simon Petherick has a new essay in Issue 84 of Idler Magazine. You can buy Idler magazine from these stockists — https://www.idler.co.uk/idler-stockists/ — or read the article here: ‘I am from the lamasery of Shangri-La.’ These first words spoken by Chang, the High Lama’s functionary, in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton, introduced the worldContinue reading “In Search of Shangri-La”

Ghost in the machine

The following essay on ghostwriting and how to be a ghostwriter is published in the November-December issue of Idler magazine, available in selected WHSmiths, Waitrose and bookshops or by subscription at idler.co.uk/join. Full list of Idler stockists is here: https://www.idler.co.uk/idler-stockists/ ____________ Ghost in the machine I was talking to my sister the other day. SheContinue reading “Ghost in the machine”