Miles Kington (pictured), who died in 2008 aged 67, was a much-loved Oldie columnist. Now Caroline Kington, his widow, is planning to publish a selection of the 20,000 letters he wrote in his lifetime.
My Mother, the Bearded Lady: the Selected Letters of Miles Kington is being published through Unbound. Those wishing to contribute to the publication can get in touch here.
This week, Miles writes a letter to a friend, Mark Smalley, at the BBC. He recalls the time Lord Lichfield literally bored someone to death – and Auberon Waugh’s lecture in Nigeria. Waugh happily gave a lecture on breast-feeding, only to discover he had misheard what he was supposed to talk about…. Read the letter here.