An ugly duckling?

10th November 2000 at 00:00
AS well as saving Britsh education, Chris has found time to bash out 30 book reviews in the past two years, mostly for the Sunday Telegraph, the sister paper of his new employer.

The Diary hopes that he will continue to enlighten us with his opinions. He called Harry Potter "very funny" and John Le Carre "outstanding" and "unervalued". And how prophetic was his statement in London's Evening Standard on March 8: "Everyone these days wants to work in the media."

But who was responsible for the headline atop his review of a biography of Hans Christian Andersen in the Mail on Sunday on October 29: "No happy end for the real ugly duckling."

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