Captain Moonlight: Remaindered memoirs

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The Independent Online
BEFORE you dash out because you simply must buy the latest political memoirs, let the Captain share with you a lunchtime in the remainder book shops on Charing Cross Road. Peter Walker's memoirs, pounds 16.99 in 1991? To you, pounds 2.99. As are those of Sir Norman Fowler and the late Nicholas Ridley. Lord Young's The Enterprise Years is pounds 1.99, Edwina Currie's Life Lines pounds 2.95. Norman Tebbit is doing slightly better: his Unfinished Business is pounds 5, while Lord Hailsham's A Sparrow's Flight is a rather steep pounds 8.95. Harold Macmillan's several volumes are holding at around pounds 5, but Anthony Eden is down at pounds 2.50. Reflection of Things Past by Lord Carrington looks overpriced at pounds 7.50. Lloyd George's war memoirs are on offer at pounds 4, while Sir Cyril Smith's Big Cyril costs pounds 2. You could do worse than boxer Freddie Mills's memoirs, 15 along on the pounds 1 shelf outside Any Amount of Books.

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