Tuesday, January 29, 2008
My Mother Loved Jeremy Thorpe
There was a fascinating interview with former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe in yesterday's Guardian. If you've got Parkinson's people think you have lost your marbles. Not so, as he amply demonstrates. My mother used to be besotted with Jeremy Thorpe and was a Liberal voter until the, er, events of the mid 1970s. My sister then got to know him in the 1980s through his work at the United Nations Association. I then published his memoir IN MY OWN TIME in 1999. It's a funny old world. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with him and his charming wife Marion and it's a book which made the whole publishing experience worthwhile.