Alex James

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Full name: Steven Alexander James

Area of interest: Lifestyle, farming and countryside

Journals/Organisation: The Independent

Email: a.james@independent.co.uk

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Blog: Guardian.co: cheesediaries (VIDEO)

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Education: Bournemouth School, Charminster; Goldsmiths College, London: French

Career: former musician in pop grup Blur

  • "Recovered rock’n’roller Alex James has left his Blur days behind and now lives on a farm with his wife, their three children, some sheep and a lot of cheese. His autobiography of rock excess, Bit of a Blur, was published in 2007." (source: The Independent)

Current position/role: Columnist

  • also writes/written for: Q magazine, The Idler

Other roles/Main role: Farmer, Musician

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Viewpoints/Insight: How Alex James became a very big cheese in the country Observer Food Monthly, 19th Novemeber, 2006 (Polly Vernon finds out why Blur's baddest boy has relinquished a life of wine, women and narcotic-fuelled benders at The Groucho Club for cheese-making in the Cotswolds) Observer Food Monthly

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Column name: Rural Notebook

Remit/Info: Lifestyle, farming and countryside (column was previously called 'The Great Escape')

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Role: Columnist

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Email: a.james@independent.co.uk

Website: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/columnists/alex-james

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Day published: Wednesday

Regularity: Weekly

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Articles: 2010

Articles: 2009

Articles: 2008

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