Wily Ernest is still going great guns

Posted on September 25, 2009

On Monday evening, I went to the 80th birthday party of the most dedicated football man I know. Ernest Hecht is the owner-chairman of Souvenir Press, a wonderfully eccentric publishing house that has remained proudly independent since it was set up in 1951. Hecht arrived in England with his mother on the Kindertransport at the end of the 1930s, a young Jewish child escaping Nazi terror.

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