Following the success of Naim Attallah’s No Longer with Us, this anthology takes in more of his spectacular encounters with the great, the good and the not so good
As with the previous volume, Naim’s subjects are, alas, no longer with us. Fifty-four interviews are printed in their entirety and all display the wit, wisdom and life experience of a remarkable selection of unforgettable personalities.
From the arts come Diana Athill, Sister Wendy Beckett, Brian Moore, Frances Partridge, Kathleen Raine, R. S. Thomas and Arnold Wesker. Other interviewees range from Rabbi Lionel Blue and Claus Von Bulow to Ludovic Kennedy and Auberon Waugh; the formidable trade union baron, Jack Jones to the legendary captain of industry, Sir John Harvey-Jones, and journalistic legends such as Marjorie Proops and William Rees-Mogg.
Much like its predecessor, this second collection provides the uncanny experience of reading conversations which could just as easily have been conducted only yesterday.