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"This may sound like treason, but I now hate going back to Yorkshire. I love Essex. I like its 'in your fS ace' attitude. It is a beautiful county and I love going bird-watching in its marshes" Keighley-born Eric Pickles, Communities Secretary "The three most exhausting things in a woman's life are children, housework, and giving dinner parties. I don't deal with any of those" Broadcaster Clare Balding "You need a quick mind, a hard head, a strong stomach, a warm smile and a cold eye" Sir Christopher Meyer, Britain's former Ambassador to the United States, on the attributes required by a US Ambassador in London "When you are born with a 10ft long face, you don't get hero roles" Self-deprecating actor Richard E Grant, above, who believes he is perpetually consigned to playing villains
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 10, 2012
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