Nicky Haslam introduced me to everyone I know. I met Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at his party for the opening of the Casserole restaurant, in 1978. I wasn’t invited, incidentally.

At the Hunting Lodge, his 16th-century home, in Hampshire⁠—invited this time⁠—I met Diana Cooper and June Churchill, wife of Randolph, son of Winston, who had “a terrible scuffle when it came to the moment scheduled for her assisted suicide.”