By Petronella Wyatt
Petronella Wyatt writes: 'The eccentricities of my father, Lord (Woodrow) Wyatt (1918-1997), are a legend. I, his merely daughter, was once required to take part in his awesome behaviour with all of the enthusiasm i may muster. This ended in a adolescence of a type unknown to the overdue 20th-century - a mix of Edwardian extravagance, Victorian whimsicality and a vibrant 18th-century haute sophistication. 'Father used to be the final of the old-fashioned.
Described by way of his good friend and previous political rival Roy Jenkins as 'the final original', he used to be a political candidate, author, race-horse proprietor, womaniser and bon vivant - a different made of pre-war English civilisation. His occupation ensured him a different circle of pals. I grew up with such partners as Harold Macmillan, Margaret Thatcher, Rupert Murdoch, Robin Day, Sir James Goldsmith, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Queen Elizabeth the Queen mom, Princess Margaret, the Duke of Devonshire and masses of Debrett's Peerage.
'Each bankruptcy of the ebook will comprise own and traditionally very important anecdotes concerning the recognized that experience by no means ahead of seemed in print and so as to generate huge information insurance. What i'm writing is a waspish social record - irreverent, satirical, dramatic and scandalous, disclosing how the privileged take pleasure in their privileges.