Book review: Standing for Something – Mark Seddon – 2011

This book is a curious combination of political biography, and a rage against Blairism. As the former it is a mess; as the latter it is powerful and persuasive. The political biography parts of the book, scattered throughout without any apparent structure whatsoever, whether chronological or otherwise, are written in a gossipy, laddish way, andContinue reading “Book review: Standing for Something – Mark Seddon – 2011”

Book review: Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry

In the second volume of his autobiography (although “reminiscences” would be a more accurate description) Fry mentions performing in “All’s Well that Ends Well” in Queen’s College, Cambridge. I saw that performance, and while I have no memory whatsoever of “our hero” I think the odds are I must have seen him in it too.Continue reading “Book review: Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry”