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I have been commissioned to write an autobiography and I would be grateful to any of your readers who could tell me what I was doing between 1960 and 1974. ---->>>

One of the things that goes with getting older is that one becomes more conservative - and I emphasise that when I use the word conservative I do not mean politically. ---->>>

One way to stop a runaway horse is to bet on him. ---->>>

There's nothing undignified about lying about all day and being waited on by servants, sipping bloody champagne. ---->>>

I enjoy doing nothing. ---->>>

It's not name dropping, but not many people can say, like me, that they spent the day with the likes of Francis Bacon or that boring drunk Dylan Thomas. You don't forget things like that. ---->>>

Although I have to admit I have despised a couple of people simply because they have never had a job in their lives. ---->>>

A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer. ---->>>

Oh, to me not drinking is like being dead, almost. I sit here taking endless journeys down memory lane. It gets boring. ---->>>

But you've got to have money for comfort, which obviously doesn't matter as much when you're young, but even so. I always like to bloody eat well and be warm. Have a drink when I want it. ---->>>

I don't remember ever being full of dislike and hatred for people, like some kids I've come across now. ---->>>

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to university is because I like cricket. Not a very good reason to want to go, but as good as any, I suppose. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 05-27, 1932
Birthplace:
Die: 09-04, 1997
Occupation: Journalist
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Jeffrey Bernard /bərˈnɑːrd/ (27 May 1932 – 4 September 1997) was a British journalist, best known for his weekly column "Low Life" in The Spectator magazine, and also notorious for a feckless and chaotic career and life of alcohol abuse. He became associated with the louche and bohemian atmosphere that existed in London's Soho district and was later immortalised in the comical play Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell by Keith Waterhouse (wikipedia)