Joseph Heller

How To Get Ahead With Advertising: Interview With Novelist, Peter Mayle

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"Writing advertising copy, which I learned largely from the great David Ogilvy, taught me not to waffle, and to use facts instead of purple prose when describing something," says Peter Mayle over a glass of red.

Catch-22 of a Rotten Political System

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.03.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

At the Leveson Enquiry this week, Richard Desmond told the barrister cross-examining him that he didn't know the meaning of the word 'ethical'.

Across the Years and Across the Pond: 50 Years of Catch 22

Erica Heller | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Erica Heller

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." Said Samuel Johnson. My father, the author Joseph Heller, who wrote Catch-22, which turns 50 years old today, was tired of neither. He died in 1999, at the age of seventy-six. To say that he was a complex man, is akin to saying that the Empire State Building is tall. He was sometimes brash, sometimes coy, disturbingly cryptic, but about the UK he was none of those things. In fact, he may have loved England more than any place on earth.