Friday, December 07, 2007

Could Simon Hoggart save Airfix?

Good luck to Hornby as they attempt to revive the Airfix brand.

If they want someone to help them, I suggest they approach Simon Hoggart. As I recorded back in May 2005:

In his memoirs Give Me Ten Seconds, John Sergeant writes of his time as a reporter in Northern Ireland. As he says, "Belfast proved to be the real training ground for some of the best journalists of our generation." Among them were Simon Winchester, Martin Bell, Max Hastings, Robert Fisk and Hoggart.

They dealt with the inevitable tension in different ways. And Hoggart's method was to "build model aircraft in his room at the Europa Hotel".

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