Christopher Hitchens

Despite Those Eyelashes, He Blew It

Some Times in America

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Sometime in the mid-1970s, I went to a party in Tina Brown’s rooms in Bloomsbury, and was introduced to Alexander Chancellor. I was then working for the New Statesman, correctly recollected in this book as ‘the left-wing equivalent of the Spectator and, at that time, a much better and more popular magazine.’

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