Hugo Vickers

Beatrix Who?

On Royalty


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It is one of the joys of life to watch Jeremy Paxman grill some hapless politician on Newsnight, though others may feel sympathy for the contestants on University Challenge as he forces them into a wild guess at some unanswerable question. In the midst of this energetic and full-time career, he has written a number of books – tackling The English (‘fearless and philistine, safe in taxis and invaluable in shipwrecks’), The Political Animal, and the Establishment in Friends in High Places.

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