I love this man’s learned enthusiasm for art and I love the fact that he is opinionated and proud to be so. Reading this first part of his autobiography though showed me just how self-effacing and strip-bare honest he is, too.
Some of it makes for uncomfortable reading and some of it could possibly be left unsaid. But the love of art and beauty he espouses makes up for the rest. He reveals much about his early schooling, army life, time at Southeby’s and what it was like to work with Anthony Blunt. Fascinating.