Answering for a tortured past: Book reviews

Answering for a tortured past: Book reviews
 

A life in Questions by Jeremy Paxman William Collins, £20 
Who could fail to resent authority when, at an impressionable age, you saw it as Paxman did? The headmaster of his prep school fired a hard-of-hearing master over breakfast after he failed to pass the marmalade to his wife following three requests. A prefect at his senior school ordered a “fag” – a younger boy obliged to perform menial tasks – to make the half-mile run to a neighbouring school house with a note for another prefect which read:
“Wait five minutes, and then send a note back with this fag”. But the young Paxman’s most... read more

 
7 October 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 44
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