- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (4 May 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1470068737
- ISBN-13: 978-1470068738
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,266,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Beware the Mandarins Paperback – 4 May 2012
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About the Author
Jane Meenakshi Hogg was born in Madura, South India in 1933. Her father, Charles Edward Ricketts, was a tea planter and reserve Army officer, while her grandfather, Arthur Galletti, was an eminent Indian Civil Servant. On India's independence in 1947, Jane became a boarder at Bedford High School. Later she gained a B.Sc(Econ) at the London School of Economics and an M.Sc at Imperial College, London. While at LSE Jane represented London University as a sprinter. Jane joined the Fire Research Station at Boreham Wood in 1960 and moved to the Home Office in 1967. She is the author of numerous research reports which are listed in the Bibliography of her book 'For Whom the Sirens Sing'; and has an international reputation as an expert on the siting and manning of fire stations. Since retiring Jane has been a Borough Councillor and is a County standard bridge player. Jane has been married three times; to Alan Wesley Mather (1956-1962), to James Bell Hogg (1963-1991), to William Oswald Collier (2005-2007). She and James B Hogg have one daughter, Sally-Ann, and one grand-daughter, Yasmin.
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Now, the book has been considerably refined and revised and has now been reissued under the title, "Beware the Mandarins". This time, it becomes evident that personal enrichment was not the only motivating interest, but an internecine struggle between the scientists and professional Civil Servants has been going on for many years.
Read it, and observe some of the events that go on in Whitehall and examine who benefits? If the Great British Public does not, perhaps it is time to ask some questions of your own. It is available from Amazon and all good bookshops.
Jane became more and more confident that something pretty big was going on behind the scenes. Being unable to experience how she herself was behaving as she felt her own position being undermined, I could not gauge whether management were maybe right to think she was losing it. But then that is what happens to the whistle blower. They are left isolated, vulnerable and subject to whisperings.
Then the truth of this highly organised syndicate began to emerge and it became clear that everything she had felt was happening was indeed shockingly true. One is left presuming that the System most likely still exists in one form or another.