Cancel Post. What are we playing at? The pared down, factual original was much better. I'm sorry to sound snappy but this page and the discussion really does appear to have lost control. His second novel, The Booker Prize Winnerwas published that year.
Apologies Purples - your edits I'm sure are intended to be factual and not emotive.
But our difference of opinion in this area — as on other subjects, such as Margaret Thatcher who stands shoulder to shoulder with him in a framed picture on the wall , Tony Blair, or the artistic merit of his recent films — doesn't begin to ruffle him.
In early , King attended an old boys' reunion at Charterhouse. Purples seems just to search for negative sex references Unless there is an agenda in which case why not start a new Jonathan King Convicted Sex Offender blog and devote it to that?
Looking at that final observation now — more than a decade after King's conviction for having sex with teenage boys earned him a seven-year sentence, and inspired red-top headlines such as "Evil Lust of Pop Beast King" — it seems curiously prescient; even if back then, as I suggest to the disgraced musician, broadcaster and entrepreneur, he sounded strangely like a Methodist preacher.