Children of the Rich: Inside the World of the Privileged Young by William Davis - review by Miles Donald

Miles Donald

Gilded Billies

Children of the Rich: Inside the World of the Privileged Young

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The author of this book is a touch nervous. He accompanies the review copy with a letter which tells of his Doubts About Reviewers.

‘I am quite accustomed to reviews of books about the rich (especially my last one) which consist mainly of vituperative attacks on them as a class...’

William Davis is already the author of Money Talks, and It’s No Sin to be Rich and The Rich. Perhaps previous reviewers were motivated less by malice than by terror. If no one stopped this Davis man what titles would we have next – Carry On Being RichSome Rich People Meet Godzilla?

Anyway his fears can cease to be. I am quite without envy towards the rich. I guarantee guilt-free acceptance of any money which they choose to send me. The problem with my being so terribly fond of the rich – of wishing nothing more than to receive baksheesh from their

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