The best advice if anyone ever asks you to judge an awards
ceremony always used to be to thank your host for the great honour
of being asked, make a really good excuse and then run a mile just
in case they apply pressure to make you change your mind.
For there is no task more thankless and soul-destroying than sifting through reams of platitudes in search of a crumb of truth, or a ray of light that can illuminate...
You are currently viewing an incomplete version of this article. If you are a subscriber then please login now. If you are a non-subscriber but would like to be able to view this article, then please select from the purchasing options below.