Monday, August 11, 2008
Barbara Amiel's defence of her husband yesterday can be taken apart by others more certain of themselves than your blogmeister. But one phrase catches in my throat - 'My husband's exuberant displays of intellectual prowess....' Hang on, hang on. I once encountered Conrad Black's prowess at a think tank lunch and, frankly, if he had not been proprietor of the Telegraph at the time, I would have wacked him over the boundary as effortlessly as Andrew Flintoff, except that, unlike Flintoff, I would have had half of my brain tied behind my back.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:25 pm