Michael Leonard (Michael Hartland) JAMES

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1941-02-07
Education Latymer Upper Sch, Christ's Coll Cambridge
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Recreations N/A
Clubs Athenaeum, Detection, PEN
Style Dr Michael James, MBE
Career writer and broadcaster 1983-; entered Br Govt Serv (GCHQ) 1963, private sec to Rt Hon Jennie Lee MP as Min for the Arts 1966-68, DES 1968-71, planning unit of Rt Hon Margaret Thatcher MP as Sec of State for Educn & Sci 1971-73, asst sec 1973, DCSO 1974, served Paris, Milan, Tokyo and London 1973-78, dir Int Atomic Energy Agency Vienna 1978-83, advsr on int rels Cmmn of the Euro Union Brussels 1983-85; feature writer and book reviewer for: The Times (thriller critic 1990-91, travel corr 1993-), Sunday Times, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph (thriller critic 1993-) 1986-; chm: Civil Serv Selection Bds 1983-93, GMC Professional Conduct Ctee 2000-06; memb: Asylum and Immigration Tbnl (formerly Immigration Appeal Tbnl) 1987-, Exec Ctee PEN 1997-2001; govr: Colyton GS 1985-90, Sidmouth Community Coll 1988-2004 (chm of govrs 1998-2001); chm Kennaway House Tst 2001-11 (pres 2011-); hon fell Univ of Exeter; FRSA
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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