This rare book is in very good condition. Its pages are slightly yellowed due to age, but it is otherwise clean, brightly printed, and without foxing.
In what can only be described as a tour de force, Ved Mehta presents, almost in their shirt-sleeves and carpet-slippers, an imposing group of intellectual heavyweights of today. The brilliant young 'New Yorker' writer allows the reader glimpses of such formidable characters as Bertrand Russell, Arnold Toynbee, Gilbert Ryle, A.J. Ayer, Iris Murdoch, H.R. Trevor-Roper, Pieter Geyl, and A.J.P. Taylor, in a series of informal interviews. The looks, the quirks, the moods, and even the bees in the bonnets of these philosophers and historians serve to garnish the menu, making Fly And The Fly-Bottle a highly digestible report on the current state of British intellectual life.