With the following opening paragraph from an article in the March Literary
Review. This is one of the few remaining magazines with no web presence at all. It is also one of the few magazines I read cover to cover. You can
get a subscription ($84 per annum, airmail) from FREEPOST LON 17199, London
SW20 8BR. Here is the paragraph, from an article by Matthew Leeming: “I am
staying at the Kabul Intercontinental, which I can safely say is the worst
hotel in the world. Two guests have recently drowned in the swimming pool.
There is no cold water, let alone hot. Electricity is intermittent. The
lifts don’t work, so I must get to my room by the service staircase and the
kitchen. The only reason I stay here is that the bookshop is excellent and
sells Tajik vodka, which gives one a very specialised and unpleasant form of
hangover, like a new and even more unpleasant form of consciousness.
Journalists stay here because it is expensive and this, they feel, goes some
way towards punishing their employers for their discomfort.”