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Death by Leisure. By Chris Ayres, John Murray, €16.50

19th July, 2008

Death by Leisure. By Chris Ayres, John Murray, €16.50

I n terms of literary potential, few jobs can hold a candle to that of the foreign correspondent and Chris Ayres is as emblematic of our times as Evelyn Waugh was of his.

The son of a school teacher descended from Irish Famine refugees, Ayres fled south from his Northumberland hometown aged 18, stopping only for education in Humberside before finding employment as a financial journalist...

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