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From jailbird to social butterfly – the return of Conrad Black

Plus: Feeling naked in a room full of gongs, and historians’ first world war service

5 July 2014

9:00 AM

5 July 2014

9:00 AM

The former proprietor of this magazine, Conrad Black, is in London at the moment with his gorgeous wife Barbara, and I’ve got very bad news for those of his enemies who predicted that he’d be a social pariah when he got out of jail. At lunches, parties and dinners I’ve attended this week in his honour, he and Barbara have been feted by the leader of one of Britain’s largest political parties, a household-name supermodel, a former foreign policy adviser to a revered prime minister, members of the royal family, a senior industrialist, a former Commonwealth prime minister, a former...

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