“One should never learn from one’s mistakes. Making the same mistakes, over and over again, is a source of unremitting pleasure.”

Peter York is an author, broadcaster, journalist, management consultant and cultural commentator. He was Style Editor of Harper’s & Queen for ten years and he co-authored The Sloane Ranger Handbook in 1982. He has written nine other books, most recently The Blue Riband, as well as a flood of articles and several television series. He is the co-founder of the Pimlico Society, which helps the indigenous people of Pimlico in their struggle for recognition and self-esteem.

His upcoming book is Dead Cat, the book explains why he has deserted his quest for style, for the substance of 'outing' the despicable device of the Dead Cat in a series of shocking examples, each brought to life by an intriguing and thought-provoking story and illustrated by Martin Rowson in the spirit of the great British satirical tradition of Hogarth and Gillray.