CJ Stone’s Columns: The Home Front

Accommodationally challenged after a disastrous foreign trip in 2007, CJ Stone was forced to take refuge with his parents. It was the first time he’d lived with them since his teens, and he was surprised to find himself in a war zone. Following are CJ’s bulletins from the front line in the eternal war of age and sex. The Empire of Things by C J Stone All these stories appear in my new book, the Empire of Things. Buy it here. 1. Bangers ‘n’ Mash It was bangers ‘n mash night. Bangers ‘n’ mash and the six o’clock news. Mum said, “What did you … Continue reading CJ Stone’s Columns: The Home Front

The Empire of Things: a new book by CJ Stone

  CJ Stone wrote a column for the Guardian Weekend from 1993 till 1998. It was called Housing Benefit Hill and won the writer much acclaim. He has also written columns for the Big Issue, for Mixmag, for Radio 4’s The Afternoon Shift, for Prediction magazine and for Kindred Spirit, as well as writing regularly for the New Statesman and the Independent on Sunday, amongst others. Currently he is a working postman. The Empire of Things is his sixth book. The novelist Jon McGregor attributed Housing Benefit Hill with making him want to become a writer. He wrote: (The Observer … Continue reading The Empire of Things: a new book by CJ Stone