It might prove quite hard to actually love lockdown, but there are many ways in which we might find it an agreeable use of our time. Percy Preston recommends reading Hemingway and learning from the lyrics of John Cale and Brian Eno.
'We soon learnt that the offy was an essential business and will remain open, and soon enough ordering in beers became our essential business.' Billy Holmes, responsibly practicing social distancing in South West London, discovers he has a newfound respect for his 1,600 neighbours in nearby HM Prison Wandsworth.
Suddenly, everyone has a lot of time on their hands. Our writers explain how they are making the most of a prolonged period of introspection. In the age of isolation, TV, film, literature and music make up the levees that keep boredom at bay.