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Victor Semmens

Victor is a retired solicitor, previously chairman of the international law firm, Eversheds. He has been a trustee of other charities, and has experience as a non-executive director of a number of commercial businesses in the textile, printing, manufacturing and construction industries. He is currently the chair of the Trustees of Bromley House.

About Victor

Why I Read

It has never occurred to me not to read. Reading has its own imagination. Should you read fiction, before seeing a film - never the experience of reading it much wider, don’t spoil it. Books and writers that have influenced me include Albert Camus, Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall and the war trilogy- Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen, and Unconditional Surrender – a view of a war and society which has disappeared. Italo Svevo’s Confessions of Zeno about  a man who grows older with such clarity and precision - funny and very modern- published in the UK in the early 60’s and still on my shelves. It's an introduction to so much.

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