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If you were stranded on a desert island, Ruth Leon would be the perfect companion.
The misery memoir is the fad of the moment.
Will it ever end? The romantic interest in the architecture, history and life lived in the country house is as alive today as it was in 1978, when Mark Girouard wrote his seminal Life in the English Country House.
Patrick Cockburn is a foreign correspondent who has reported from war zones in Beirut, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Stephen Hawking is the most distinguished living physicist, who despite the catastrophe of motor neurone disease has been twice married, is a bestselling author and a media super-star.
This book is an engaging rant against the folly, claptrap, self-indulgence and hypocrisy of mankind, written in the brisk and trenchant style which readers of the author’s Spectator articles will recognise.