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My week with Henry Miller: Jeremy Hornsby tells the tale
What is 'stepping aside'? Norma Deplume on the BBC
The repulsive underbelly of Scientology - and its surprising supporters
Lady Chatterley: the youngest witness
What was the Caberet Club really like?
• My week with Henry Miller
1961, Juan-les-Pins. Young hack Jeremy Hornsby’s journalistic dream comes true when not only does the chap he has befriended over ping-pong turn out to be Henry Miller, but the normally publicity-shy Miller allows him to write down their conversations for publication. An excited Hornsby sends his scoop to the Daily Express. Find out what happens next on page 42...
•What is ‘stepping aside’?
Oldie regular Norman Deplume confirms our worst fears (in fact it’s worse than we feared) about the parlous state of BBC management in this month’s Modern Life, page 17.
• The repulsive underbelly of Scientology – and its surprising supporters
John Sweeney lifts the lid on the aggressive and unsavoury goings-on under Miscavige’s tenure as cult boss. He also names some of its influential British apologists. See page 24.
• Lady Chatterley: the youngest witness
Psychotherapist and novelist Bernadine Bishop (née Wall) was the youngest person to testify at the Lady Chatterley trial in 1960, and yes, the fresh-faced convent girl just down from Cambridge was familiar with the four-letter words in the book. Bishop talks to Valerie Grove on page 12.
the British Schindler (p7); Wilfred De’Ath being really rather horrible about his fellow residents (p27); Peter Jay on William Keegan on Gordon Brown (p61); Brian Moore’s Six Nations round-up (p 74); Alice Pitman’s dog-training triumphs (p75)...