For the past twenty years, Stephen Hoare has been a freelance writer and journalist, writing on higher education, business schools and the public sector for The Guardian. He is a regular contributor to The Times' special reports, and is an author with a string of non-fiction titles to his name, including The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and Hiroshima for Batsford's 'A Day That Made History' series.
Stephen Hoare's genial history of this Clubland-at-home reveals to use just how the connection between the club and St James's arose and how it changed over time. It is a fascinating story and it is told with with and verve. -- Jerry White