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Old 02-03-2017, 06:26 PM
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Following the death of Alexander Chancellor last Saturday, here's the announcement of the appointment of his successor, the rather young Harry Mount:

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=...e=8e53f f6f6b

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Old 02-04-2017, 09:51 AM
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A splendid choice - though some might say he's a bit too youngie.

I had no idea Chancellor was such a mighty boozer.
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:01 PM
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Yes - 45 is indeed young, John!

Did you happen to read the two subsequent links? I'll post them here just in case:

This, from James Pembroke, the publisher:
http://www.theoldie.co.uk/article/ne...r-of-the-oldie

and then this, from Harry Mount himself about his new job:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/think...youngie-heart/

It's a pleasant read. I can't wait to see if - or rather how - The Oldie format will change. Harry will obviously want to put his own stamp on it, won't he?

Hey, maybe this is my chance to ask for a complete page for the poetry competition! [In my dreams, I suspect.] And a different bloody prize after too many years of the Chambers Biographical Dictionary. Just how many of those damn things can they still have to get rid of??

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Go on Jayne. Use all your charms. I fear mine would be wasted.
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Let's hope Mount values the Oldie comp. Recent layout restrictions and choice of winning entries have made it seem odd and perfunctory and I fear it may go the way of the NS comp.
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Old 02-05-2017, 06:26 AM
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I am more sanguine, Adrian. What Chancellor did is not really relevant. Mount is the man who teaches oldies Latin. I have great hopes of him. And I think the competition is popular. As was the Staggers one. But lefties are notoriously short on humour.
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