Neil Clark

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About me

Introduction I am a journalist, writer & broadcaster, based in the U.K. I am the author of 'Stranger than Fiction', a biography of Edgar Wallace, available here , 'Champion Jump Horse Racing Jockeys 1945 to Present Day' and 'Flying Ace'. I have been a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in UK & overseas including The Daily and Sunday Express, The Guardian, The Week, Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday, The Spectator. My work has appeared in publications as diverse as The American Conservative, Woman's Weekly, and the Racing Post. I am strongly opposed to the neo-con war agenda -and believe in the urgent necessity of a left-right anti-war coalition. On domestic issues I support re-nationalisation of the railways and public utilities (I co-founded of The Campaign for Public Ownership), free care for the elderly, a free NHS including the restoration of NHS dentistry, and protection of the Green Belt and the countryside. I am anti-lockdown. FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER @NEILCLARK66 and @MightyMagyar
Interests My interests are world affairs, sport, particularly horse-racing, films, books, travel and the countryside.
Favorite Movies Ship of Fools, The Caine Mutiny, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Bicycle Thief, Green for Danger, The Rebel, Das Boot, most British comedies from the 1930s to 70s, particularly if starring Alistair Sim, Dennis Price, Robert Morley, Margaret Rutherford or Terry-Thomas.
Favorite Music Khachaturian, Tchaikovsky and Kodaly, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, Traffic, Dietrich, Becaud, Brel and Polnareff, Herb Alpert, Esther Ofarim, Kraftwerk and assorted 70s disco.
Favorite Books Island by Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza by Aldous Huxley, anything by Edgar Wallace or Ellery Queen, the Sherlock Holmes stories, Biggles and The Racing and Football Outlook Jumps Annual.