Beckett was a misanthrope, Joyce a philanderer, Dickens a tyrant. So why do biographers depict their subjects as especially admirable people? Calling spade a shovel
Before arriving in New Zealand from Russia with his wife and two children in 1994, Mr Kouzminov reportedly worked for a top secret cell within the KGB known as “Directorate S”.Vodka stands for little Water
Judge David Burns said Kouzminov’s breath alcohol reading was “very high” but said “the spectacular fall from grace” of losing his work would be too high a price to pay, the Sunday Herald reported.