Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes

Book cover

Cold Cream: My Early Life and Other Mistakes

£0.00
£10.99
In stock
Author :   Ferdinand Mount
Publisher :   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published :   02/03/2009
ISBN :   9780747596479
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   368
Size (mm) :   198x129x23
Weight (g) :   299

Cold Cream is a sparkling autobiography in the great tradition: wonderfully perceptive, exquisitely rendered and bursting with characters and anecdotes of every shade and hue. A tender, moving and witty portrait of Ferdinand Mount's family and...   Read more

Cold Cream is a sparkling autobiography in the great tradition: wonderfully perceptive, exquisitely rendered and bursting with characters and anecdotes of every shade and hue. A tender, moving and witty portrait of Ferdinand Mount's family and his early life, it follows his bumbling path from his decadent upbringing in the world of 'Hobohemia' to his schooldays at Eton, and from the boozy depths of Fleet Street in the 60s to his years at the vortex of Downing Street in the 80s as speech writer (much to his own bemusement) for Margaret Thatcher. Every sentence radiates with fondness, intelligence and humour in this utterly charming anthology of an eccentric and colourful cast of people who defined their generation.