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Cold Cream: My Early Life And Other Mistakes

3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
A pitch-perfect memoir, brilliantly funny, wise and moving, of family, friends and political life over the last sixty years. Ferdinand Mount's parents belonged to what came to be called 'Hobohemia', 'a raffish subdivision of the upper class which, like some rare blue butterfly, was to be found only on the Wiltshire Downs'. His uncle was Anthony Powell, and this sparkling m ...more
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published April 14th 2008 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Bettie☯
Dec 25, 2008 Bettie☯ rated it liked it
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Ferdinand Mount was born in 1939, the son of a steeplechase jockey, and brought up on Salisbury Plain. After being educated at Eton and Oxford, he made various false starts as a children's nanny, a gossip columnist, bagman to Selwyn Lloyd, and leader-writer on the doomed Daily Sketch. He later surfaced, slightly to his surprise and everyone else's, as head of Margaret Thatcher's Policy Unit. "Cold Cream" offers us an unrivalled, intimate account of life inside Number 10
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May 18, 2013 Fazackerly Toast rated it liked it
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interesting glimpse into the lives of the very posh, the people who know everyone and get influential positions through their connections. this chap is David Cameron 's mother's cousin. his mother was a pakenham, sister of lord longford etc etc. interesting anecdotes of the great and the good, Henry blofeld at Eton already doing the cricket commentaries and so on.
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Jul 23, 2010 Sarah marked it as to-read
I have no idea who this person is, but his life story sounds fascinating and the reviews are effusive.
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Ferdinand Mount was born in 1939. For many years he was a columnist at the Spectator and then the Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Times. In between, he was head of the Downing Street Policy Unit and then editor of the Times Literary Supplement. He is now a prize-winning novelist and author of, most recently, the bestselling memoir Cold Cream. He lives in London.
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