I wrote here a few years ago about the wonderfully funny but sometimes tragic “Rogues Villains and Eccentrics” book by the late William Donaldson.
To appreciate the context of the book I’d recommend reading the post I link to above and then come back and read this critique of bonkers Tory Politician and former Scottish Solicitor General, Nicholas Fairbairn:
It’s a fantastic book to have in the house.
All human life is there. I see it has become a collectors item with copies changing hands on Ebay for £25 and upwards. If you are sharp eyed you should manage to pick one up for less than half that.
Money well spent.