I just got the latest copy of Magpies and I enjoyed David Fickling's article. I particularly like his entry on "Publishing Lunches", something the poms are famous for. And it's cross referecnced under "Listen".
"Necessary. Talk to your author. Get to know them Find out what they intend their story to do … The truth is particularly good over coffee."
I found it interesting in his speech at Reading Matters that he divided editors into shoppers and cooks, and David identified himself as a cook but all the particular stories he told were about shopping.