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Edwin Newman, Elegant Survivor: 1919-2010

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 3:49 PM

The brilliant, amusing journalist and English pundit Edwin Newman passed away on September 13th in Oxford, England at the age of 91. Every time I saw his books in our home library, I prayed to God that the author was doing all right and enjoying life. Mr. Newman was our keynote speaker at the English-Speaking Union World Conference in Princeton circa 1997. There, I took photos of the great television newsman speaking, and had him sign my copy of "I Must Say." I read his hilarious, incisive book, "Strictly Speaking," on an airplane when I was seventeen, which taught me much and enhanced my love of the language. Thank you, Edwin Newman!
©M-J de Mesterton; September 15th, 2010 Click on Photos to Enlarge