Guests at the ceremony were entertained by guest speaker, shadow foreign secretary William Hague, who amply demonstrated his ability as a raconteur and anecdotalist
Reflecting on his friendship with O'Sullivan and his Wellington circle, Brian Turner associates this value with the anecdotalist
and story teller: O'Sullivan, and his friend the lexicographer Harry Orsman, were 'quick to spot poseurs, loved highlighting the absurd, could never get enough of good old debunking' (p.
This is why, Maleux, an anecdotalist
who is fond of jokes and puns, fears that, in the company of his mute superior, he will cease to cherish things that are precious because of their ephemerality.
The story is always made as much by what is left out as by what is included (as anyone who has ever heard an over-inclusive anecdotalist
Guest speaker was shadow foreign secretary William Hague, who amply demonstrated his ability as a raconteur and anecdotalist
. The winner of the first non-executive director of the year award, launched to mark a quarter-century of the awards, was David Clipsham of Utilita.