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Wayne on a Warm Day

Duncan Campbell, 20 June 1996

Bad Business 
by Dick Hobbs.
Oxford, 140 pp., £14.99, November 1995, 0 19 825848 8
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... Tate had beaten up the manager of a pizza restaurant that did not serve his required topping. Dick Hobbs is a sociology lecturer at the University of Durham, a city whose other two well-known institutions are its cathedral and its awesome jail, where Rosemary West and an assortment of more than five hundred of the country’s ...

Hinsley’s History

Noël Annan, 1 August 1985

Diplomacy and Intelligence during the Second World War: Essays in Honour of F.H. Hinsley 
edited by Richard Langhorne.
Cambridge, 329 pp., £27.50, May 1985, 0 521 26840 0
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British Intelligence and the Second World War. Vol. I: 1939-Summer 1941, Vol. II: Mid-1941-Mid-1943, Vol. III, Part I: June 1943-June 1944 
by F.H. Hinsley, E.E. Thomas, C.F.G. Ransom and R.C. Knight.
HMSO, 616 pp., £12.95, September 1979, 0 11 630933 4
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... of Eton, write of him: He who thinks To confound our Eton Sphinx Might as well be bowling Hobbs lobs. Sphinx! The very word points to a well-guarded double life. If, however, this last lead fails there is always that nest of homosexuals and Marxists, the Apostles, to provide the clue to the mystery. Indeed, one Oxford don has advanced the view that ...

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