It’s no secret that I love the Financial Times’ section called How to Spend It. Even though I don’t have much “it” to spend, I love reading the section and website, and have found loads of fascinating things there.
One of my favourite sections is called Wry Society. These are stories with a twist to the tale. Someone makes loads of money, aspires to the higher classes, makes a fatal mistake and it all goes horribly wrong.
You see the plot coming from a mile away, but these morality tales are worth the five minutes it takes to read them. And they’re all hilariously illustrated by Phil Disley who has a knack for caricature.
The illustration above is from a story called “The Gwynabee”, in which a mother’s copycat organic aspirations are somewhat tested during her daughter’s gluten-free party…
The stories appear about every two weeks, and there are years worth of these twisty tales to be read, so take them at your leisure. They’re not going anywhere, but here.