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Con Houlihan

Published 16/01/2008 | 11:07

Con Houlihan
Con Houlihan

SAMUEL Johnson when at the peak of his fame was asked by an admirer to tell him about the happiest hours of his life. He said: "Those I spent in bed in the morning when I should have been up."

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Most of us would be inclined to agree – except that those hours aren't happy at all. You cannot help feeling guilty.

I cannot hope to be as famous as the good Samuel – but I have had some happy hours too; many of them were set in the crazy world of journalism.

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