Sam Leith


The fund romance

When his old pal Rory puts out an appeal to invest in his love life, Trevor is happy to help. But how much will it really cost him? By Sam Leith

Wry Society: The art heist

Cultured cat burglar Arthur knows exactly what he’s after… and it’s hanging on Henry’s walls. But is haul’s well that ends well? Words by Sam Leith

Wry Society: The gaming addict

Sullen, secretive and hooked on a violent computer game, Lawrence was just your average teenage boy… until his parents intervened. Words by Sam Leith. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The fitbit

All Jane wanted was a husband with a healthy ticker – but tracking his workouts was raising her own blood pressure. Words by Sam Leith. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The art collaborator

More than a mere collector of beautiful things, social media big-shot “Zippo” has a vision of himself as a work of art. Words by Sam Leith. lllustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The poker novice

It’s poker night in Highgate and Snake Eyes and the boys are itching to take their host’s interloping wife to the cleaners, but what does lady luck have up her sleeve?

Wry Society: The bonding trip

Will a workaholic father find himself in deep water when his son refuses to let him off the hook for a long-promised fishing trip?

Wry Society: The bespoke snob

A wife’s patience with her husband’s obsessive dandyism is pushed over the edge by the discovery of matrimonial perfidy – let the sartorial battle commence…

Wry Society: The punk wannabe

As middle age bites, Adrian decides to indulge a fantasy that’s haunted him since childhood. But will he get his teenage kicks or just feel pretty vacant?