The late Earl of Cadogan oversaw a vast property empire in Chelsea and was asked at a public meeting what he thought about the prostitutes who inhabited some of his residential properties. He replied that these ladies were easy on the eye, paid their rent on time and, above all, were not members of residents’ associations. Charles Chelsea was a practical fellow.
Book review: When Nicholas Shakespeare’s Ian Fleming, The Complete Man, was published a few months ago I paid no attention since I reckoned that I would have to read non-stop all about the James Bond flicks. I was wrong. Reviews indicated that Ian Fleming had an astonishingly interesting and significant role in British efforts during WWII. There is much else besides. I strongly recommend this book at £25. There is something like 700 pages.
Finally, I advise that I now have a mole in 10 Downing Street and look forward to a stream of indiscretions. Only, I deceive myself since this chap is extraordinarily discreet. What a pity.