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.

He denied it with his head held high, as any self-respecting adulterer would
Gabriel Garcia Marquez (on Bill Clinton)