Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, July 03, 2003
BARE-ARSED cheek exposed, again, from the Gastropod in last night's Late Night Live.

He pretends to have read Ian McCalman's new book on the Gastropod's more talented 18th century exemplar in conning the gullible, Count Cagliostro.

After interrupting Ian with so many enthusiastic questions from his close scrutiny of the text, he asks guilelessly:

" ... are there any illustrations in the book?"