William Rees-Mogg is one of the pivotal figures of post-war Britain. In this brilliantly entertaining memoir he recounts the story of a colourful life, and reflects on the key figures and events of his time. As editor of THE TIMES, journalist, commentator, Chairman of the Arts Council and Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council, William Rees-Mogg has spent his life at the centre of events in politics and journalism. He has mixed with royalty, prime ministers, presidents, business magnates and religious leaders - and in MEMOIRS he offers a unique, sometimes provocative, perspective on some of the most fascinating personalities of our age: Rab Butler, Margaret Thatcher, Anthony Eden, Shirley Williams, Roy Jenkins, Robin Day, Rupert Murdoch and many more.Rees-Mogg's personal life was filled with incident from an early age - he recounts his experiences during the Bristol Blitz; his doomed attempts to enter politics; writing speeches for Anthony Eden during the Suez Crisis; hiring burglars to uncover corruption in the Met; an eventful stay at Chequers with Harold Wilson; how Rupert Murdoch amused the Queen at lunch; and how Harold Macmillan impressed Ronald Reagan at dinner.William Rees-Mogg's colourful and illuminating MEMOIRS offer a wonderfully readable life of one of the great characters of our time.
Armand Leroi was born in 1964 in New Zealand, and has lived all over theworld;. He has published widely in technical journals on evolutionary and developmental genetics, and is currently Reader in Evolutionary Developmental Bi