Friday, 4 September 2009

Keith Waterhouse

I second the appreciation of Keith Waterhouse by Bernard Salmon.

I, too, remember him as a columnist in the Daily Mirror, and a rather better writer than the much-lauded Cassandra, in my opinion - though he was generally not as vitriolic as his predecessor. But he was also the author of a novel, "Office Life", which was turned into an enjoyable television play starring Jenny Agutter.

This was a shrewd, if sidelong, commentary on the deceptive nature of the Thatcherite economic revolution, continued unquestioningly by Blair and Brown. It would stand repeating.

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