Annie Proulx: No place like home

In the late 1980s on the day after Thanksgiving my younger sister Roberta and I went to visit our mother in her little apartment complex of housing for the elderly in Bristol, New Hampshire.

Harry Redknapp, Manager of Birmingham City during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Birmingham City and AFC Bournemouth at St Andrews Stadium on August 22, 2017 in Birmingham,...

Birmingham press panic button and sack Redknapp with no sign of a plan

With 10 minutes remaining of Birmingham City’s 3-1 defeat by Preston North End on Saturday, the defender Michael Morrison casually passed the ball to his left – but rather than going to a colleague it dribbled straight out of play, a few yards in front of his manager. Harry Redknapp puffed out his cheeks in a manner that suggested he wondered why he was bothering.