Xan de Crespigny SMILEY

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1949-05-01
Education Eton, New Coll Oxford (MA)
Publications N/A
Recreations food, sport (memb Br ski team 1969, winner of Downhill Oxford v Cambridge 1969), shooting, travel, genealogy
Clubs Pratt's, Beefsteak, Polish Hearth, Grillion's
Style Xan Smiley, Esq
Career journalist and broadcaster; commentator BBC Radio External Serv current affrs 1974-75, corr Spectator and Observer in Africa 1975-77, ed Africa Confidential newsletter 1977-81 (dir 1981-2004), ldr writer The Times 1982-83, foreign affrs staff writer then Middle East ed The Economist 1983-86, Moscow corr Daily Telegraph 1986-89, Washington corr The Sunday Telegraph 1990-92; The Economist: political ed and Bagehot columnist 1992-94, Europe corr 1994-95, Europe ed 1995-2003, Middle East and Africa ed 2003-; publisher The Soviet Analyst 1990-91; Noel Buxton lectr in African politics 1980; memb Cncl Chatham House 2010-
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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