Wry Society


Wry Society: The yacht race

Could Monsieur John be sailing a little too close to the wind in his pursuit of boating glory? Words by Sam Leith. Illustration by Phil Disley 
Gourmet Food

Wry Society: The new alpha male

On a series of self-discovery courses to help him man up, Giles had heard the call of the wild, but how primal would he go? Words by Chloe Fox. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The Turkish hammam

The massage tables are turned when a godmother takes her bohemian BFF’s teen daughter under her wing. Words by Pamela Goodman. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The natural pool

If his neighbour could build a Tarzan-style mega-treehouse, surely Toby could trump him with a wild swimming pond… Words by Clare Coulson. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The fashion show

When rivalrous boutique owners vie for control of a charity fundraiser, how low will they go to steal the show? Words by Clare Naylor. Illustration by Phil Disley

Wry Society: The dog walker

When Ella adds pooch perambulation to her portfolio of millennial careers, does she bite off more than she can chew? Words by Francesca Hornak. 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 alpha cyclist

When the desire to stay ahead of the commuter pack drives a legal heavyweight to sink a fortune in a new set of wheels, will he be first to the bar?

Wry Society: The nordic ski break

Fergus’s plans for a lads-only ski trip are scuppered by his wife’s decision to book them onto a “winter activities break” in Norway at the same time – but is there something fishy going on?

Wry Society: The double New Year’s Eve

Claudia had pretended to her new boyfriend it was her favourite night… but his idea of celebrating twice – first in Sydney then in Maui – could have her wishing his bold acquaintance be forgot…

Wry Society: The executive assistant

When an overworked, undervalued and ever so slightly at the end of her tether executive PA decides her Christmas bonus is long overdue, what the Dickens ensues?

Wry Society: The football match

It’s never too late to rekindle a passion for beautiful game, thinks fortysomething screenwriter Alex, especially if your teammates are masters of the universe and there’s business to be done