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Alistair Forrest


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Alistair Forrest decided to be a writer on the day hisEnglish teacher ticked him off in front of his classmates for being toodescriptive in his essay on Macbeth.Quietly defiant, he embarked on a career in journalism withthe South Wales Echo, always endeavouringto report the facts without resorting to the sin of flowery wordiness. Hiscareer took him through court and political reporting for several newspapers,as principal of a PR company, then as editor of a series of magazines in thephotographic, health and travel markets.His English teacher, meanwhile, went on to forge animpressive career in Parliament as MP for the former constituency of Cannock,now South Staffordshire. Sir Patrick Cormack is Chairman of the All Party Artsand Heritage Group, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee,Life President of the House of Commons Magazine and Chairman of the Editorial Board.
 

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