The Society publishes a quarterly literary journal called The Gargoyle, distributed to members. Chronicles of Wasted Time. 14 Jul The redeeming virtue of Malcolm Muggeridge is his writing, including his eye for illuminating detail, his memory, on occasion one suspects his. 30 Sep Muggeridge, Malcolm: Book Chronicles of Wasted Time, Chronicle I: The Green Stick, by M Muggeridge, revd by P Johnson; Muggeridge illus.

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It is almost sixteen years since the death of this great writer, broadcaster, actor, soldier-spy and latterly Christian apologist and muggerjdge voice is greatly missed, particularly at this time with so many major and controversial issues dominating the news agenda.

Johnny rated it really liked it May 04, In became editor of Punch, where he remained for four years. His experiences with Socialism as a young man, life under the Raj; life in the Second World War as a soldier and spy all muggerjdge this a fascinating read for those interested in the evolution of events in the Twentieth Century also he knew and offers opinions about just about everyone Bernard Shaw, Graham Greene, Kim Philby, PG Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, DeGaulle, Churchill, Muggerige, Atlee, the list goes on – he is quite the name-dropper.


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Muggeridge was there for it all and he tells it with just the right amount of detail and a devastating wit some of the sections were laugh out loud funny.

The Malcolm Muggeridge Society is bringing more of his work back into print and I’d like to think that it will be read not by existing fans but by a new generation.

Possibly the greatest English autobiography of the 20th century. One of the handful of books which, after finishing it, had made my sides literally sore with laughing the first time that happened was in my teens with “Don Waeted.

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David rated it really liked it Feb 20, She made one realize how necessary the Fall was; without it, there would have been no human drama, and so no literature, no art, no suffering, no religion, no laughter, no joy, no sin and no redemption. I’d add another half-star and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the period. This isn’t turning out to be a very useful review. Back in print for the first time since Muggeridge’s death inboth published volumes of his acclaimed biography-The Green Stick and The Infernal Grove, plus the previously unpublished start to muggerivge unfinished third volume entitled The Right Eye-all brought together in one unabridged volume.


Because love him or loathe him, Muggeridge always had a unique, and often tangental, view to offer on the significant events of the day.

Recommended to David by: Called one of the best autobiographies of the 20th century. Return to Book Page. It is also a sort of pilgrim’s progress from naivety to worldly experience.

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