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April 8, 2013, by Hector Poole

Tributes/criticism to Mrs Thatcher have been lined up for many years. Many initially opposed her but time has perhaps been kinder to her than to many of her opponents. She […]

Can the BBC pass its next test?

November 16, 2012, by Hector Poole

The BBC, once seen as a bastion of excellence worldwide, especially in its news department, is now engulfed by crisis. Newsnight, its flagship nightly ...

Woody turns serious

November 9, 2012, by Hector Poole

One of the gems of the Sofia Independent Film Festival was a documentary about Woody Allen. The diminutive, bespectacled nebbish filmmaker is now 76. ...

Restaurant Review: Kohinoor

October 8, 2012, by Hector Poole

We were in central Sofia one afternoon with friends from England  – our seven-year old-daughter in tow – when we decided to extend our me ...

  • Reflections on reputations
    October 5, 2012, by Hector Poole

    “Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us,” said Thomas Paine. I thought of this line when researching material for […]