Despite appearing on this page rather too often for his own good,
Quentin Bell leaves me no choice but to bring you another tale in his
A stalwart of the rent-a quote circuit since he cashed in his chips at
the PR agency which still bears his name, Bell has put himself in the
running for PR Week’s unofficial ’Most Miserable Man in PR’ award. Bell,
whose last appearance on this page reflected his long running rivalry
with Max Clifford, decided to spend Christmas well away from the bosom
of his family, eating alone in a restaurant in Reading.
’I love my wife and daughters dearly, but just felt it would be better
to leave them all to it for the day,’ said the humbug. ’Does this make
me the Most Miserable Man in PR?’ he went on, hopefully. Answers on a
postcard please ...