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  • Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Idler, Cornucopia, The Times)


  • The Sunday Times Magazine
  • Traditional Homes magazine
  • The Architects' Journal

Tony Barrell's published articles – last 12 months*

53 articles since October 2003 with an average of 1063 words
  • 53 articles (since October 2003)
  • Average article: 35 column inches (1063 words)
  • Shortest article: 0 column inches (1 words)
  • Longest article: 165 column inches (4961 words)

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*Please note that these statistics are based only on articles published online in these publications.


  • Freelance (The Sunday Times, The Idler, Cornucopia, The Times)

    1992 - present
  • Chief Sub-Editor and Writer, The Sunday Times Magazine

    1998 - 2007
  • Assistant Editor, Traditional Homes magazine

    1989 - 1992
  • Chief Sub-Editor, The Architects' Journal

    1988 - 1989


  • Crawley College

    Institute of Linguists certificates in French and German, both with 2 distinctions, Linguistics

Books by Tony Barrell

  • BORN TO DRUM: The Truth About the World's Greatest Drummers

    HarperCollins, 2015
  • The Miracle: One Musician's Amazing Struggle For Survival, by Shelly Poole and Tony Barrell

    Words HQ, 2012
  • Eyes Wide Open: Photography by the Winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship

    The Ian Parry Scholarship, 2004

Awards won

  • Eden Chippert Award for Humorous Journalism

  • East London Scrabble Champion



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