Alexander Fiske-Harrison

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Alexander Fiske-Harrison trained and toreado, 'fought', as a torero in Spain from 2009-2010, writing about his experiences in his book, Into The Arena: The World Of The Spanish Bullfight, published by Profile Books in the UK, and shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award 2011. He is a freelancer, usually on animals, travel or both, for The Times, Financial Times, The Spectator and GQ. Photo by Marie Kristin Köberlein


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Gun Control and the Scope of Ethics

Gun Control and the Scope of Ethics

June 23, 2014

In 2004 in rural Berkshire, England, a rush-hour commuter train from London to

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The Kiss-Off

The Kiss-Off

December 28, 2013

As the British press draw themselves bloated and bloody-faced from their

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The Starch in the Social Fabric

The Starch in the Social Fabric

September 05, 2013

Driving around Spain, one notices all the castles. That’s quite a thing to

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A Paean to Pamplona

A Paean to Pamplona

July 17, 2013

In 2009 I first came to Pamplona to run with the bulls. I was terrified in that

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He Who Would Battle Monsters

He Who Would Battle Monsters

June 25, 2013

My friend Hugh Dancy came to London this week while on a break before filming a

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The Second-Hand Men

The Second-Hand Men

June 12, 2013

Last week I drove from Seville to Ronda, its great rival for primacy in the

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The Freedom of Disunity

The Freedom of Disunity

May 23, 2013

Last week I gave a talk on my pet topic of bullfighting in front of various

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The Difference Between Killing and Murder

The Difference Between Killing and Murder

May 08, 2013

Returning to London from Seville I see that abortion is once again one of the

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Among the Gold and Gore

Among the Gold and Gore

April 17, 2013

Last night while seated in the La Maestranza bullring of Seville to watch the

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The Ancient Contract Between Man and Wolf

The Ancient Contract Between Man and Wolf

April 04, 2013

The incident reads like a sick contemporary rewrite of a Brothers Grimm fairy

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Another Battle Lost on the Playing-Fields of Eton

Another Battle Lost on the Playing-Fields of Eton

March 17, 2013

Referring to his most famous victory at the educational establishment he and so

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Dying in Hemingway’s Shadow

Dying in Hemingway’s Shadow

February 26, 2013

In 1941, in the plaza de toros of Mexico City, a nineteen-year-old audience