It's been a bad week for…

Unauthorised biographers. Mandelson: the Biography landed in the pulpingmachine last

week after former Labour press officer John Booth won a libelaction against the book's

author Donald Macintyre.Social standing among lawyers. Solicitors are unable to hold

their headsup in polite society due to shame about what they do for a living,according

to a NatWest Professions Unit survey of 300 solicitors, whichfound 44 per cent would not

admit at a dinner party to their jobs.