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Spectator Books: How Britain Really Works

26 April 2018

6:07 PM

26 April 2018

6:07 PM

In this week’s Books Podcast I’m joined by Stig Abell — editor of the Times Literary Supplement, sometime LBC talk radio host, former managing editor of the Sun and (once) the youngest ever director of the Press Complaints Commission — to talk about his new book How Britain Really Works: Understanding the Ideas and Institutions of a Nation. Stig talks about Britain’s magnificently chaotic hodgepodge of institutions, his own unusual career, how the press is doomed, being a “centrist dad”, the joys of PG Wodehouse — and his first and only encounter with Richard Desmond.


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