Saturday, April 10, 2010

Douglas Hurd's 6 best books

Douglas Hurd served as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. His new book is Choose Your Weapons: The British Foreign Secretary: Two Centuries Of Conflict And Personalities.

He named his six best books for the Daily Express. One title on the list:
Decline and Fall
by Evelyn Waugh

A hilarious book about a young schoolmaster who gets involved with a woman whose fortune is built on brothels. One of the earliest and funniest of Waugh’s books this is up there with some of his better-known works such as Brideshead Revisited.
Read about the other works on Hurd's list.

--Marshal Zeringue