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.