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It is a shame that this lively and erudite book is undermined by episodes such as this. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Here is a man unafraid to be highly intellectual and erudite but also populist and practical. Times, Sunday Times (2015)None was funny or erudite or told amusing anecdotes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At such times the talk might be rambling but it was always erudite and sparkling with ideas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Cricket is often cited as an example of sporting language that is witty and erudite. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This erudite and thought-provoking book provides an ideal meeting ground. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)His erudite book also casts in relief the less enthralling aspects of the contemporary Games. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)He was charming, erudite and civilised. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A deeply soulful and erudite man who genuinely loved the theatre. The Sun (2015)It's a splendid, erudite book. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They were erudite, charming, aloof and slightly scary. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are elements of autobiography in these acute, erudite, elegant and amusing essays. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The first doctor, an erudite man, was happy but the second seemed unconvinced it was worthwhile. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A rather erudite book club. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was a highly erudite man, meticulous about language, and a very thoughtful comic writer and performer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As well as being erudite, witty and utterly shameless, his autobiography shows he was capable of great mercy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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