An intellectual giant is no more

BBC news: Writer Clement Freud dies aged 84.

“Writer” doesn’t tell the half of it. Whilst Great Britain seems obsessed with the passing of people like Jade Goody, it does the soul good to take stock and ponder the passing of a true great.

Rest in peace Sir Clement.

20th April update: wonderful audio of a fine joke, well-told:


  1. I've enjoyed "Just a minute" on my journey home forever and I've missed Sir Clement of late.

    I had no idea just what colourful life he'd led. Man about Soho, Liberal MP, Writer, Academic….

    I'm sorry to see him go wish Stephen Fry a very long lifeJason Hook#

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