We have a new editor here at The Spectator: Danielle Wall has taken the reins of Spectator Life, our quarterly 52-page supplement. We don’t normally write about our staff changes, but Danielle is someone that regular readers ought to know about. She has been a mainstay of The Spectator for ten years, but her route into journalism was an unusual one. She worked as a PA for several of the best editors in Fleet St: Dominic Lawson, Patience Wheatcroft, Matthew d’Ancona and more. You couldn’t ask for better people to learn from. When we redesigned The Spectator magazine in 2010, Danielle proved herself invaluable and took on a succession of new projects and responsibilities ever since. It soon became obvious that she would, herself, become an editor and I’m delighted to say that her first edition of Spectator Life is out now.
The line-up is excellent. We have Douglas Murray on the dark web of intellectuals, Damien Riley on the prospects of another American celebrity president, Andy Shaw’s guide on becoming a progressive. We have Freddy Gray (reluctantly) reviewing non-alcoholic drinks, Sarah Vine test driving the Rolls-Royce Phantom and much more.
You can pick it up in newsstands today: it will be arriving to our subscribers soon. And keep an eye on Danielle Wall: she is just getting started.