25 NOVEMBER 1955, Page 7

A Spectator's Notebook

IN MONDAY'S Daily Mail there began the publication of a series of articles on Sir Winston Churchill entitled 'Life Begins at 80.' The series is written by an American journalist, Mr. George W. Herald. I am always suspicious of articles which purport to tell one about the private lives of well-known people, unless it is also well known that the subject of such articles courts such publicity, and provides facilities, as do, for instance, Lord and Lady Mountbatten, for their private lives to be made known. But this series of Mr. Herald's does not prompt suspicion; it evokes incredulity and can only be branded as an impudent piece of fabrication.

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