The Extraordinary Brendan Stone

Professor Brendan Stone is certainly extraordinary. Now in his fifties, Brendan is a Senior Academic Fellow at The University of Sheffield. This is quite a turnaround for a man who at 14 became extremely mentally ill, at 19 was in a mental hospital, at 20 became a suicide survivor and at 23 became homeless. For two decades Brendan lived what he describes as a hard … Continue reading The Extraordinary Brendan Stone

The Mr Fishfinger Interview

BY JON ALEXANDER “He didn’t sound like a Fishfinger” was the message I sent to my friend on Facebook.  Having just finished a telephone interview with Westmorland and Lonsdale’s newest Parliamentary Candidate – Mr Fishfinger – that was all I could think to say.  He’d been ever so kind to give Country Squire Magazine this exclusive opportunity, so I did not hesitate in dropping him … Continue reading The Mr Fishfinger Interview

Rural Homelessness Interview

Country Squire’s rural homelessness campaign continues with an interview by the magazine’s Dominic Wightman of a homeless lady who currently lives day to day and hand to mouth in a tent with her dog. She’s bright, she’s eloquent, she’s brave and really she shouldn’t be homeless in 21st Century Britain; in the sixth richest country on earth. But she is. Why? What is going wrong … Continue reading Rural Homelessness Interview

From Miss World to President?

Aged 18 and living in Iceland, Linda Petursdottir was chopping fish in a factory. Two weeks later she was Miss Iceland. A few months later she was Miss World. Almost three decades have passed during which Linda founded and ran one of Europe’s most successful ladies only spas, Badhusid, in Reykjavik, and continued her association with the Miss World pageant as an occasional judge. Here, Country Squire Magazine’s … Continue reading From Miss World to President?

The Greg Cook Interview: PC or Un-PC?

Former law-student, bouncer, binman, pub landlord and now a busy comedian, Greg Cook’s deadpan style and mastery of the spoken word led John Plowman, head of BBC Comedy, to describe him as Les Dawson for the 21st century. Greg’s also an actor and has appeared in various TV shows including Coronation Street and Citizen Khan, as well as in films including Looking for Eric. Here … Continue reading The Greg Cook Interview: PC or Un-PC?

In Drake’s Wake

Since 1980 Michael Turner has travelled the world in Sir Francis Drake’s wake and footsteps, recording on slide film virtually all Drake’s movements. Michael’s journeys have resulted in the discovery and verification of Drake’s previously unidentified anchorages and places ashore. Michael’s research forms the first ever pictorial, topographical biography of one of History’s greatest seafarers. Michael has travelled to Panama in search of Drake’s coffin … Continue reading In Drake’s Wake

From Marxism to Social Democracy

Professor Colin Talbot was born in Dover in 1952. Professor Talbot is currently Professor of Government in Politics in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester. He has also been an adviser to UK Parliamentary Committees on HM Treasury and Public Administration. Colin is the author of The Paradoxical Primate (2004) and several other books. Here, Professor Talbot is interviewed by Country … Continue reading From Marxism to Social Democracy

American Detective: Bradley Nickell

INTERVIEWEE: BRADLEY NICKELL Here, Country Squire Magazine’s Dominic Wightman interviews American Detective and crime writer, Bradley Nickell. Out of high school, Bradley Nickell spent almost four years in the United States Air Force, working on the super-secret SR-71 and U2 spy planes. In the last two years of his military service, Bradley also worked as a Reserve Police Officer in Marysville, California. In 1992, Bradley … Continue reading American Detective: Bradley Nickell

Star Shooter & Character: Allan Warren

INTERVIEWEE: ALLAN WARREN Allan Warren is a British portrait photographer based in Covent Garden, primarily known for his images of high society including stars of the screen, celebrities and royalty. Allan also happens to be a great character, raconteur and bon vivant. Allan has photographed Mae West, Salvador Dali, Prince Charles, Roger Moore, Joan Collins and many others. Here, in a transcript of their interview, his friend … Continue reading Star Shooter & Character: Allan Warren