4 Quotes filtered by Books
Two temptations that impair the value of their work inevitably beset public men who write memoirs. One is a tendency to reconstruct the past to suit the present views and feelings of the writer; the other is a natual desire to set his own part in affairs in a pleasing light.
Alastair Campbell's memoirs could be worth a lot of money. Not only does he know where the bodies are buried, he buried many of them.
Iain Dale 29/08/2003
On Alastair Campbell's resignation
Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
Arthur Balfour 30/01/1929