Alexander Chancellor (1940-2017)


The epitome of raffish bonhomie and wit, Alexander Chancellor was a journalist cherished by friends of all political persuasions.  He was widely admired for rescuing the Spectator, injecting eternal youth into the Oldie and being Graham Greene’s favourite editor. A lifelong magnet for beautiful and intelligent women at parties, he was adored by everyone.

Kiss me, mad creature! Let me bite you. Let me suck you. Let me inhale you to your bones' own marrow.
Alfred de Musset, Gamiani, 1883