What Charlie Brown from Peanuts teaches us about being a man

This Christmas a new, computer-animated, cinematic version of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips will  introduce millions of youngsters to Charlie Brown and his friends. For the first time they will get to know Linus, Schroeder and Lucy van Pelt, finding out why they have been a fixture of life for over 60 years.

For me, however, it will be a chance to meet some old friends. Those I first encountered at the age of eight, when my Dad passed down a dusty stack of the 1960s books to my brother and I.

Read the rest of my latest Telegraph Men column.