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12 January 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Laurence Lewis

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What do you do?

I run a music company looking after record labels from eastern Europe.

Where do you live?

West Finchley, London.

Do you vote?

Always – not often on the winning side!

How long have you been a subscriber?

Since the mid-1970s.

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I worked in Holborn and often walked past the NS office in Great Turnstile.

Is the NS bug in the family?

Yes. My wife likes to read it.

What pages do you flick to first?

I’m a strictly cover-to-cover person.

How do you read yours?

With coffee in the morning.

What would you like to see more of in the NS?

Classical music reviews.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

John Gray, Nicholas Lezard, Megan Nolan.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Bryan Magee.

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Christopher Chope.

All-time favourite NS article?

Robert Peston’s “What will survive of us is love”.

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a thought-provoking read.

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This article appears in the 12 Jan 2022 issue of the New Statesman, The age of economic rage