Hatchet Jobs Horace and me Eyres

Published on July 18th, 2013


Peter Conrad vs Horace and Me by Harry Eyres

In The Observer this week, Peter Conrad laid into Harry Eyres’s memoir Horace and Me:

“When not blubbing, Eyres is mostly wine-bibbing, since one of the life lessons he has absorbed from Horace has to do with the spiritual advantages of mild intoxication. Socially, however, Harry and Horry are in this department an awkward fit. Horace modestly made do with a home brew concocted from local Sabine vines; Eyres is a certified wine snob who, when paternal connections got him a job as an appraiser at Christie’s, catalogued some bottles being auctioned at the behest of the needy Princess Margaret as “a medley of old bin-ends”.”

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